The state Department of Fish and Game restored its phone licensing system as it recovers step by step from a data breach threat that forced the system offline Aug. 24.
A hacker is thought to have accessed personal information of up to 6.5 million users who obtained hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Kentucky. The hacker announced the breach online on Aug. 22.
Some 788,000 Idaho licensees might have had their information accessed. The outside vendor that runs the licensing operation is contacting affected parties. A law enforcement investigation is continuing.