They seem to think they got hacked….
Application info in the below piece…
The personal information of some business owners was exposed when they applied for federal disaster loans because of an unsecure online portal for completing and submitting application forms, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday.
The U.S. Small Business Administration disabled the portal’s online application function on Wednesday and posted a notice saying it was “temporarily unavailable.” Agency officials did not respond Wednesday to Newsday’s questions about the reasons for the outage.
The personal information that was exposed includes names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers, according to the source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The glitch was first reported by NBC News, which said it learned of the problem from a loan applicant.
The number of affected business owners wasn’t available on Thursday. An SBA spokeswoman in Washington didn’t respond to Newsday’s request for comment.
With the online function suspended, SBA advised business owners to download PDFs of the application forms at disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html. Upon completion, the forms may be uploaded to the SBA via the BOX widget on the website.
Applicants also can email their completed applications to email@example.com, fax them to 202-481-1505 or send them via postal mail to U.S. Small Business Administration Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Rd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76155…..