New Mexico Licensing Department subject of cyber attack

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The New Mexico agency that oversees professional licenses for thousands of businesses across the state was the target of a cyber attack. Officials said Thursday that there was evidence of unauthorized access by the Department of Regulatory and Licensing and that some organizations and individuals had compromised their records. They did not say how many people accessed their data or whether only certain areas of the department were targeted. Renee Narvaiz, a spokeswoman for the Department of Information Technology, did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Their cyber security office is still investigating. The office says it is also working with experts to ensure there is protection for staff and clients of the Department of Regulation and Licensing. Those whose personal data has been accessed will receive assistance in the event of a data breach and credit monitoring. State officials say they are confident it was an isolated incident. Anyone who believes their information has been compromised can call the department’s hotline: 1-833-550-4100. The Department of Regulation and Licensing regulates more than 500,000 individuals and businesses in 35 industries, professions and trades.

The New Mexico agency that oversees professional licenses for thousands of businesses across the state was the target of a cyber attack.

Officials said Thursday that there was evidence of unauthorized access by the Department of Regulatory and Licensing and that some organizations and individuals had their records compromised.

They did not say how many people accessed their data or whether only certain areas of the department were targeted. Renee Narvaiz, a spokeswoman for the Department of Information Technology, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Their cybersecurity office is still investigating. The office says it is also working with experts to ensure there is protection for staff and clients of the Regulatory and Licensing Department.

Those whose personal data was accessed will receive help in the event of a data breach and credit monitoring.

State officials say they are confident this is an isolated incident.

Anyone who believes their information has been compromised can call the department’s hotline: 1-833-550-4100.

The Department of Regulation and Licensing regulates more than 500,000 individuals and businesses in 35 industries, professions and trades.

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