It may not be Wikileaks or Hillary’s missing 15,000 missing messages, but a computer breach that is more serious than politics was revealed Wednesday evening in Idaho. Other states are checking for breaches as well.
Here is the report from Idaho’s Fish and Game Department.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – 9:10 PM MDT
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday announced it has temporarily suspended the sale of licenses and tags online after being notified that its online license vendor’s computer system was breached. The State of Idaho online licensing system will be down indefinitely until state officials can ensure the public’s information will be secure.
In the meantime, the public can still buy licenses and tags at any Fish and Game office or business that sells licenses and tags through a separate system that was not part of the breach. Fish and Game officials regret the inconvenience to hunters and anglers, but are taking these steps out of abundance of caution.
Whether any of Idaho Fish and Game’s license buyers’ information was obtained has not yet been determined. Fish and Game is working with the online vendor to investigate the matter and determine whether and to what extent Idaho data was accessed.
Other Western states are investigating similar reported breaches and have also taken precautions.
Idaho officials are confident people can safely buy licenses and tags in person at Fish and Game offices and businesses that sell licenses and tags.
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