By Nick Leghorn via The Truth About Guns
According to a statement issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, there’s been a major data breach. The breach has compromised the records of close to 17k individuals with Florida issued concealed carry licenses, some records including social security numbers and other personal data.
For those who obtained a license after 2009 this isn’t good news, but it isn’t as bad as it could be.
Prior to 2009 Florida required applicants to enter their social security number in an online form. Thankfully someone figured out that this wasn’t a great idea and put a stop to it.
According to the official statement, only 469 licensees had their social security number stored in the compromised system. Florida is footing the bill to provide identity theft monitoring services for those individuals.
The remainder of the impacted licensees (which, according to the statement, is less than one percent of all licensees) simply had their name identified and no other identifiable information.
Or so they claim. Here’s the thing . . .
As an IT security professional, I see cases all the time where information was compromised. Usually ,the people in …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation