Hackers might have obtained the names of more than 16,000 people who have Florida concealed weapon permits, officials said. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that it had discovered a data breach of an online payment system that processes payments for applications and permits.
The department warned that the breach might have revealed the Social Security numbers of 469 customers. The agency plans to offer free credit protection for a year to the affected individuals.
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The locked and loaded weapons won’t provide much protection against credit card thieves and other privacy-invading criminals.