Seems drivers licence number is the main worry for me. On this, VicRoads won’t change your licence number but is now issuing licences with card number made more visible, and for customers with these newly issued cards, identity checks via DVS (Commonwealth identity check service) require both Driver Licence Number and Card Number to be entered accurately. I noticed on a recent CBA credit card applications that Card Number was required, so it seems CBA use DVS. Maybe everyone does, I don’t know…
For older licences, Card Number is still mandatory when entering details for DVS checks but is ignored, so anyone with an older card whose Driver Licence Number may have been stolen should get it renewed asap. I believe VicRoads did this for all Optus customers who were hacked and they will eventually do the same for Latitude. But I wouldn’t wait for these wheels to turn.
Meanwhile you can apply for a credit ban to stop anyone taking out credit in your name using your driver licence number.
Victorians confirmed as impacted will be issued a new licence/permit for free.
Shortly, VicRoads will directly contact impacted customers to confirm their licence details have been flagged on the Victorian Licensing Registry and when they can expect to receive their new card.
The Victorian Government will also activate a two-factor authentication process for essential identity verification checks for affected customers to provide an additional layer of protection. This will require impacted customers to provide both their licence and card number as part of any authentication processes.
This will be a centrally-managed process for impacted Victorians customers. You do not need to do anything, but VicRoads requests that you update your current address if you have recently moved.
@CalDon I’ve created a new thread for this.
You certainly can request a replacement licence. I did that late last year because some of my details had become unreadable, but I didn’t have to justify it to VicRds at all.
Yep - my new licence has an obvious card number in addition to licence number. My wife’s older licence does not.
When I applied for a CBA credit card recently, I had to enter both licence and card numbers as part of ID check. For older cards, the recommendation is to enter a dummy card number which will be ignored. So if you have an older card and someone knows the licence number, they can use this approach to fake your identity.
I have a Latitude 28 Degrees card that I’ve had for years. I have heard not one word from them, and TBH I’m not worrying all that much. If I get notified by VIcRoads that my licence details are suspect and I can get a new one, then I guess I will.
I got the card when it was owned by GE Money, and I liked it. It’s the most recommended card for overseas travel because of the foreign currency benefits. Since Latitude took over they’ve introduced a fee on overseas ATM withdrawals, so I’ve been thinking of replacing it with one that has the same forex terms but also free ATM withdrawals. I barely use cash here any more but overseas you always seem to need it.
In exactly the same boat. My partner got a new 28 degrees card last year under latitude. So far neither of us have been contacted that our info is compromised. Weird how so many millions of peoples data was stolen but neither of ours (this far) seem to have been.
Yesterday the bulk email noted if you haven’t been contacted yet that your data was compromised essentially they don’t think it has been compromised (yet)
Wife got the dreaded email and is heading to Motor Reg on Monday to get her new license.
Apparently some data from one of our Frequent flyer programs was compromised as was a Hotel program that we have a ton of points in. Changed the passwords on both but will wait and see if we have to set up new accounts similar to my FFP’s when Medibank hacked us
Good news for me is I already have a new Vic License so don’t need to change that again as my Lat stuff was years ago and if I was affected it was the old license.
But just a warning, these are the ones that are known, there is a massive uptick in hacking of Aus companies ongoing and I dare say a number of them haven’t told anyone yet until they have to. I also expect more will start happening.
Seems a lot of Aus companies (or companies working in Aus) got very, very complacent.