There are THREE States right now that have suspended all digital applications. Is YOUR State one of them?
An Idaho, Oregon, and Washington online processing system for obtaining hunting and fishing licenses in those states has exposed several million records of purchasers’ personal information.
Washington has suspended the need for fishing licenses. None of the three States are accepting digital applications.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI are investigating the hack into Dallas-based Active Network, the Washington State Office of Cyber Security said in a statement.
[…] “Initial assessments indicate personal information exposed by the vendor for Washington residents includes names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth and the last four digits of Social Security numbers,” Washington officials said in a statement.
Active Network, whose event and activity management software is used by tens of thousands of event organizers nationwide, including marathons and other races, said the potential threat was isolated to fishing and hunting licensing systems in the three states.
The company “became aware that we were the victim of an unauthorized and unlawful attempt to access” those systems on Monday, a statement said. Federalist Papers
Later in the same piece, the author dropped this rhetorical Bomb:
The impropriety among breeched vendors is absolutely stunning. Maybe we wouldn’t have these problems if the government didn’t require a license to do almost everything in this country – except crossing the border, of course