Fishing and hunting online license sales system back up
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced that the online license sales system for buying fishing and hunting licenses and tags is operational again.
Active Network, the application owner and operator of the system, earlier today told ODFW that they completed their final security testing of the system and that online sales were ready to be reactivated
“We greatly appreciate our customers’ patience while we worked to ensure that the system was secure,” said Doug Juergensen, Information System Division administrator for the agency.
Last week, network security specialists identified and patched all vulnerabilities after unauthorized access of the system was discovered on Aug. 23, 2016. Investigations by Active Network and the state of Oregon’s Enterprise Security Office (ESO) found that social security numbers and credit card information were not exposed, but that driver license numbers were accessed as well as name, gender, date-of-birth, address, telephone and email.
Active Network has informed ODFW that it will soon be notifying individuals whose data may have been compromised as a result of the unauthorized access. Notices will be sent by mail and other details will be announced soon.
ODFW has contacted law enforcement to determine whether criminal activity has occurred and will keep the public and media informed as new information becomes available.