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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