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South Carolina – Recent data breach exposes sensitive information

The state of South Carolina is working to resolve issues and hopefully sensitive information was not captured extensively during the compromised security incident.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/304400-south-carolina-data-breach-exposes-ssn

QUOTE: The latest data breach in South Carolina where over three million Social Security numbers were exposed is just another example of how organizations aren’t protecting sensitive data with encryption. As many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,999 credit and debit card numbers may have been exposed during a series of cyber-attacks against systems belonging to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, state officials disclosed on Friday. Anyone who has ever filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 may be affected.

Official response can be found here:

http://www.sctax.org/News+Releases/20121009_1026NR.htm

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