Florida CCW Holders Beware

The Florida CCW Permit site has been hacked.

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – If you’re a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk.

“It’s a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida,” said Evelyn Greenway.

Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked.

“Somebody knows this house has weapons in it; burglars might look at that as a target,” said Ronald Michalkewicz.

The state says the breach occurred through the online payment system, but the hackers didn’t obtain financial information.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who’s running for governor in 2018, has ordered a comprehensive review of the department’s cybersecurity systems.

Permit holders who may have been affected are being told to call 1-800-350-1119 for assistance.

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One Response to Florida CCW Holders Beware

  1. Eskyman says:

    This is one of many, many reasons why allowing the State to allow you (or deny you) to practice your rights is a Bad Idea.

    Those who studied history know that France was well-armed before the Nazis arrived; but they were all permitted to be armed, and the permits were listed in the local Police Stations. Guess what?Tthe Nazis knew that too, and went straight to those Police Stations, to get those lists and disarm the populace.

    Now some Bad Guys(tm) know who’s armed in FL. That probably still isn’t as bad as the Gov’t knowing, but it’s pretty bad! Hey, remind me again- what does the phrase “…shall not be infringed” mean?

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