5,600 South Carolina state employees notified of security breach

Associated Press reports that some of the people people who have or had  insurance coverage from South Carolina’s State Employee Insurance Program have been sent letters notifying them of a breach.  According to AP:

State Employee Insurance Program director Stephen Van Camp said a computer virus attack on a single computer could have allowed the hacker to access to names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates of up to 5,600 insured employees, retirees dependents and survivors on that computer. Those records also included about 800 people who are dead, he said.

The breach happened between Nov. 8 and Nov. 18, when it was discovered, and the State Law Enforcement Division was also notified, Van Camp said. “Then our problem was to determine what had been accessed and who was involved,” he said.

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