Posted Jun 7th 2012 2:30PM
Anyone who's ever waited in line at the Ministry of Transportation knows how grueling the process is... well it just got worse! After several unknown "security violations" at four Toronto area kiosks, the Ontario government has temporarily shut down all 72 kiosks across the province, meaning you'll have to get in line to renew a driver's license, validation stickers and any other services normally offered.
According to a government statement released today, "It is suspected that attempts were made to gain access to key credit/debit card data that would allow for the replication of debit/credit cards."
ServiceOntario has launched an investigation and notified police, as customers affected by the breach will be contacted by their financial institutions. The compromised kiosk locations so far include Erin Mills Town Centre, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Albion Centre Mall and Promenade Mall.
This incident comes hot on the heels of Toronto and Peel police warning consumers of new methods being used to skim debit and credit cards in the Greater Toronto Area. Meanwhile, customers can still safely access services at serviceontario.ca or can visit one of nearly 300 ServiceOntario centres in the province.News Source: Huffington Post
Image Credit: Peter Power/The Globe and Mail