Memphis Police Department Acknowledges Year-Old Data Breach


WREG reports that the Memphis Police Department recently began notifying an undisclosed number of people that their personal information may have been exposed when a police database was breached almost a year ago, in April of 2013 (h/t

The database contained Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers, along with other personal information.

Recipients of the police department's notification letters are being offered one free year of credit monitoring services from ID Theft Solutions of America, which the department says will cost $30,000.

WREG asked the Memphis Police Department and the City of Memphis why it took more than 10 months to notify victims, but wasn't able to get a response.

As notes, a similar incident reported in May of 2013 was identified by Memphis Police at the time as a "glitch in our system" -- it's not clear at this point if the two incidents are related.