Four years later, case still open in SC Dept. of Revenue data breach

Tim Smith reports:

Four years after South Carolina’s tax agency suffered the worst data breach in state history, 5 million attempts are made each week to gain unauthorized access to state government computers, which hold vast amounts of personal data belonging to taxpayers, employees and members of the public.



Four years later, the state has made a myriad of cyber security improvements but the culprits of the DOR breach have not been captured.

“It is still a very active and open investigation,” Thom Berry, a spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division, told The News. “We recently discussed the matter with our federal partners and they assured us they too have a very open and active investigation on the matter.”

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