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Florida DEO reports data security incident associated with unemployment claims

Florida DEO reports data security incident associated with Reemployment Assistance claims
Posted at 3:13 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 16:58:21-04

Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity is reporting a data security incident associated with reemployment assistance claims.

The DEO says the issue was addressed within one hour after they became aware of the incident.

In an abundance of caution, the department says it is making identity protection services available at no charge to affected individuals and have advised them to report any unauthorized activity on their financial accounts.

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They say at this time they have not received any reports of malicious activity.

The department did not specify at this time who was impacted by the incident.

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