Six years after massive data breach, SC still fixing security, but ends victim credit monitoring

Andy Shain reports:

Six years after one of the nation’s worst data breaches, South Carolina efforts to protect computer records from hackers remain a work in progress, but that did not prevent the end of free credit report monitoring for millions of taxpayers whose information was stolen.


No arrests have been made in the 2012 theft of tax records belonging to more than 6 million people and businesses that started when an employee opened an email containing a malicious computer program.
The revenue department breach remains under investigation, the State Law Enforcement Division said, making it off-limits to getting more information, including if anyone’s stolen information has been used by identity thieves.

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