Nearly 58,000 people were targeted in a data breach of Florida’s CONNECT website, the Florida Department of Economics has confirmed.
The DEO said it learned of the data break on July 16 involving potentially fraudulent activity.
Information that may have been accessed within the accounts included social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers, claim information and other personal details, such as address, phone number and date of birth.
Officials said those who breached the site may have also gained account pin numbers for the CONNECT account.
In total, 57,920 accounts were targeted and may have been accessed by “an unauthorized party” between April 27and July 16.
No malicious activity was reported on the DEO’s internal networks.
The DEO said it has locked accounts targeted by activity, improved PIN security controls,
enhanced network security controls and notified impacted claimants.
The Department of Legal Affairs, Department of Management Services, including the Division of State Technology and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have all been notified.
The DEO said it has reported impacted accounts to U.S. credit reporting agencies and purchased a year’s subscription of identity protection services for those who were affected.
Those who have been impacted are being asked to monitor their finical accounts and contact their financial institution if they see any unauthorized activity.
You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338) or online at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/.