Baton Rouge, La. – June 16, 2023 – As the Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, I want to stress the significance of staying informed about the recent cyberattack at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.
We urge citizens to follow the guidance provided by the Governor's office and recommend all Louisianans take the following immediate steps:
1. Prevent unauthorized new account openings or loans and monitor your credit.
2. Change all passwords.
3. Protect your tax refund and returns with the Internal Revenue Service.
4. Check your Social Security benefits.
5. Report any suspected identity theft.
The State of Louisiana will provide additional information in the upcoming days. You can find further tips on data protection and identity security at NextSteps.LA.gov and www.IdentityTheft.com.
Additionally, regarding the recent cyberattack at the Baton Rouge Airport, there is currently no indication that any public services were affected. The City-Parish Information Services department has been closely monitoring City-Parish systems since the incident and has been assisting the airport's IT department.
It is crucial to acknowledge that cyberattacks will persist in the future. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to remain vigilant and prepared to take immediate action to protect their personal information. Being proactive and adopting security measures can significantly reduce the risks associated with cyber threats. For more information on cyber security in Baton Rouge visit RedStickReady.com.