A data breach of Florida Virtual School put tens of thousands of Leon County school teachers and students’ personal information at risk.

Eric Larson, Florida’s top cyber cop, says even hyper vigilance can’t completely protect the state’s critical data networks from a daily barrage of illegal probes.

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The Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University hit the ground running several years ago after a private investigator noticed an uptick in the number of people contacting her to report they’d been targeted. She started working with local law enforcement and efforts toward fraud prevention and educational outreach grew into a partnership with with the University.

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Late last month, Chipotle restaurants across the U.S.  became the latest victim of a cybersecurity hack that stole customers’ credit card information from a number of its stores, including several in South Florida. With such attacks increasingly common, many aren't sure what to do if their card was hacked.


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested an Estero man Wednesday who is accused of hacking both the state and Lee County’s elections websites. 

David Levin, who turned himself in, faces three counts of unauthorized access of a computer or computer system. Those are felonies.

The 31-year-old Levin runs a cybersecurity company.