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Data Breach Alert on Firearm Hand-in Scheme

By Nicole McKee, COLFO

COLFO has learned within the past hour of a massive data breach on the Police database for firearm hand-in and compensation.

 

Information on over 70,000 notifications including details of licensed firearm owners, their firearms, and their bank account numbers, were accessible to web page users. We know of several supporters who have reported this to us.

 

They were able to screenshot and download information. This means that gang members or other criminal elements could have accessed this information before our supporters found the breach. 

 

We have demanded that the web page and whole hand-in application programme is suspended immediately.

 

Keep an eye on your bank account – possibly notify your bank to stop unusual transactions.You may consider whether you should take extra personal and home security precautions.

 

This is exactly what we feared of an incompetent agency in charge of an online register.

 

We will be in touch as this develops. 

 

Nicole McKee

Spokesperson

Fair and Reasonable Campaign

 

www.fairandreasonable.co.nz

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