The website for the Washington state court system has been hacked and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and a million driver's license numbers may have been accessed, officials said on Thursday.

“We regret that this breach has occurred and we have taken immediate action to enhance the security of these sites,” Washington State Court Administrator Callie T. Dietz said in a statement.

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The breach was discovered in February, and officials at first believed no confidential information was leaked even though a large amount of data was downloaded from the website, the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts said.

But officials later determined that 94 Social Security numbers were definitely obtained by whoever committed the security breach, while 160,000 Social Security numbers and a million driver's license numbers may have been accessed.

Officials were notifying by mail the 94 people whose Social Security numbers were accessed from the site, court officials said in the statement.

Reuters

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