BBB warns potential victims of Idaho Fish and Game data breach

Posted at 9:49 AM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 18:08:35-04
Better Business Bureau has a warning for potential victims of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game data breach. If you purchased a hunting or fishing license online in Idaho before 2008, it's possible your information has been exposed to hackers.
"The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the data breaches are tied to Active Network, a company that owns and operates the licensing systems the department uses," said BBB's Emily Valla.
According to Fish and Game, the breach impacted records from before 2008, for purchases of both resident and nonresident tags and licenses. This also impacts Oregon and Washington. According to Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife, Social Security numbers and credit card information were not exposed, but both states say it’s unclear what information was compromised.
"Active Network has said they will soon be contacting affected customers by mail. In the meantime, if you had a license before 2008, you may want to assume your information was accessed. Check your financial accounts right away. Look at your bank, credit and debit card statements for any charges that aren’t yours, and make sure you report fraud to your bank right away," Valla said.
BBB recommends also checking your credit at from a secure WiFi connection. For more information, visit