Almost 100 people had information in their unemployment claims exposed in a data breach of the state jobless system that was made public Thursday.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity did not initially say how many people were affected, but agency spokeswoman Emilie Oglesby said in an email late Thursday that 98 people were part of the “data security incident.”
The agency has said the breach was addressed within an hour of officials becoming aware of the incident. It has not said what information was exposed or when the breach occurred.
As part of its initial announcement, the department said it is covering the costs of identity-protection services for people who were affected and has advised them to report unauthorized activity on their financial accounts.