Texas DPS says it mailed at least 2,400 driver’s licenses printed in the names of Texans of Asian descent to members of a suspected organized crime ring.
DALLAS — Texas.gov bills itself as the “official website of the state of Texas.”
It was not hacked and did not suffer a breach.
But, it did fall victim to fraud.
Texas Department of Public Safety Chief Steve McCraw said an “Asian organized crime group” was able to find personal data belonging to thousands of Texans of Asian descent on the dark web.
McCraw said those criminals then used that data to create accounts on Texas.gov – where official driver’s licenses can be renewed, or a replacement can be ordered.
DPS said it mailed at least 2,400 replacement driver’s licenses to what it now believes are members of that organized crime group.
The group, according to DPS, could then sell those licenses to Chinese nationals who are illegally in the country and desperate …