Some Illinois concealed carry applicants notified of security breach

The ABC7 I-Team has learned some people who applied for Illinois concealed carry gun permits are being notified of a computer glitch that may have allowed other applicants to see their personal information.
March 10, 2014 8:42:18 PM PDT
The ABC7 I-Team has learned some people who applied for Illinois concealed carry gun permits are being notified of a computer glitch that may have allowed other applicants to see their personal information.

State police tell the I-Team the problem happened on the first day that people were able to apply using the Illinois concealed carry website. The problem was discovered January 5 and the letters sent out by state police are dated March 4.

"Essentially they have everything they need to create, create a new me. How am I going to make sure that there aren't people out there, people aren't getting guns in my name I have no control over?" said Eric Larkey, concealed carry participant.

A state police spokesperson says the problem lasted only during a short period of time and there's no evidence any personal information was stolen.

Eyewitness News initially reported incorrectly that 50,000 letters were sent out, but we're now told a few hundred were mailed as a precaution.


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