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DEO notifies 98 Floridians who may have been impacted by 'data security incident'

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Posted at 3:13 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 23:50:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has notified nearly 100 Floridians whose data may have been breached.

DEO confirmed to ABC Action News on Thursday that the "data security incident" impacted 98 people.

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.

This story is developing. Stay with ABC Action News for updates.