Florida Department for Economic Opportunity (DEO): State Government Agency
Risk to Business: 2.550 = Severe
Records from more than 58,000 Florida unemployment accounts have been stolen in a data breach. The information was stolen in a suspected malicious insider incident, although details are sketchy. The stolen information was contained in the DEO’s online unemployment benefit system, called CONNECT, and the records stolen fall between April 27 and July 16, 2021. The incident is still under investigation.
Individual Risk: 1.663= Severe
Exposed information includes social security numbers, bank account information, and other personal details that users may have stored in CONNECT. The DEO purchased a year’s subscription of LifeLock Identify protector services for all those affected.
Customers Impacted: 58,000
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Personal data is the cybercriminal’s bread and butter, especially when financial information is involved because it is quickly saleable in the busy dark web data markets.
Source: St Pete Catalyst