Massive data exposed thousands of California gun owners and investigators are trying to determine how that information got out to the public in the first place. Personal information on Californians who were granted or denied a concealed gun carry permit from 2011-2021 has been disclosed online.
Sam Paredes executive director of the gun owners of California has been feilding calls left and right. Personal information like names, birthdated, gender, race, driver’s license numbers addresses and criminal hist have been disclosed. Even with the effort to take down the breached information some say the damage is already done.
The DOJ says the dashboard was online for less than 24hours and the website is currently unavailable. Paredes says the data breach was irresponsible and he is calling for Attorney General Rob Bonta’s resignation because he has clearly been unable to control his agency. Lawsuits are already making their way through the process challenging the Attorney General on private issues.
The Attorney General gave a statement saying ” This unauthorised release of personal information is unacceptable and falls far short of my expectations for this department….. I am deeply Disturbed and angered.”