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        The Gecko got it…”no more flies for you, dude”… :

        “Car insurance provider Geico has suffered a data breach where threat actors stole the driver’s licenses for policyholders for over a month.

        “Geico is the second-largest car insurance company in the United States, with over 17 million policies for more than 28 million vehicles.

        “In a data breach notification filed with the California Attorney General’s office, Geico states that, for over a month, threat actors were abusing an online sales portal to gain access to policy holder’s driver’s license numbers.

        “For those affected, Geico is offering a free one-year subscription to an identity protection service.”

        Oh, joy! Especially since those services often come from credit monitoring agencies _that have THEMSELVES been hacked_ in the past! I feel so secure now!

        (This whole matter of compensation to ID theft victims is a joke; I know from first hand  experience.  We need tougher laws, higher fines, and better restitution for the victims!)

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