SC: 3.6 million Social Security numbers stolen from state Department of Revenue (update 1)

Ouch. Tim Smith reports:

A foreign hacker stole a vast database of the South Carolina Department of Revenue and investigators told that 387,000 credit card numbers and 3.6 million Social Security numbers have been exposed.

Read more on Greenville News.

Update 1: The paper also has a later article on the review of state agencies’ computer security. The Dept. of Revenue had been found to be “in substantial compliance” with sound security practices shortly before it was successfully hacked.

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