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.