Fish and Game data breach victims to get identity theft services

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 14:28:15-04

Active Network offers solutions for Fish and Game License buyers potentially affected by license system breach.

Active Network, the Texas-based company that owns and operates Idaho Fish and Game’s hunting and fishing license system announced it will offer the identity theft services to all Fish and Game license buyers whose personal information may have been compromised by an attempt last month to access the online license system.

The services include:
- Offering two years of free identity protection and restoration services.
- Website where people can check to see if their information was potentially impacted, receive instructions on how to access identity protection, and restoration services, and receive tips to protect against identity theft.  The website will go live on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 8 am.  The website address is:
- A toll-free call center to answer questions about the incident or the identity protection services provided.  The number toll-free is 1-855-260-2772 and will be available on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 8 am.

On Monday, the company will mail out notices to all license buyers potentially affected by the data breach.  The notices include information about what happened and the steps outlined above to protect customers from identity theft.

“We are pleased that Active Network has taken these steps to help our sportsmen and women potentially affected by the incident,” said Fish and Game Administration Chief Michael Pearson.  “We are continuing to work with Active to maintain secure purchasing options.”

The online license purchasing system is still shut down.