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The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is offering assistance to residents who may have been impacted by a massive security breach.

The OMV is providing anyone with Louisiana-issued driver’s licenses, identification cards, and/or vehicle registrations one year of free identity theft protection from LifeLock. This comes after residents’ data may have been stolen during a massive May data breach by cyber hackers who targeted a third party called MOVEIt. According to state officials, OMVuses MOVEIt to transfer files.

To activiate your free year identity theft protection, go to https://nextsteps.la.gov/enrollment.

“OMV is emailing notices to individuals whose information was involved in the incident and for whom OMV located an email address,” state officials said in a statement. “In addition, OMV established a dedicated, toll-free call center to answer questions that individuals may have. If you believe your information was involved and have any questions about this incident, please call (866) 861-8717. The call center will be open twenty-four hours per day and seven days a week.”

OMV officials also urge Louisiana residents to monitor their credit to make sure their data was not stolen and used by criminals.

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