The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest

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The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):

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1:24 p.m.

Officials say a computer breach in a vendor's system that processes online hunting and fishing license sales has exposed several million records containing personal information in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.

The Washington State Office of Cyber Security in a statement Friday says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI are investigating the hack into Dallas, Texas,-based Active Network.

Washington state halted all hunting and fishing license sales earlier this week. Idaho and Oregon have stopped only online license sales.

Active Network on its website says more than 42,000 organizers use its event and activity management software nationally. The company didn't respond to inquiries from The Associated Press on Friday.

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11:50 a.m.

Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shutdown online sales of hunting and fishing licenses amid concerns a vendor's computer system has been hacked and personal information is at risk.

Washington state on Friday announced free fishing through Tuesday because it has gone a step further than the other two states and halted all license sales.

The states each use the same vendor, Dallas, Texas,-based Active Network to handle online license sales.

It's not clear what prompted concerns of a computer breach on Thursday or if one has actually taken place.

Active Network on its website says more than 42,000 organizers use its event and activity management software nationally. The company didn't respond to inquiries from The Associated Press on Friday.