The Internet Security Breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue is worse than initially thought.
Governor Nikki Haley was joined by state and federal officials Friday when she announced that 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 debit and credit cards had been compromised by an international computer hacker attacking the state department of revenue.
Yesterday, the news got worse. Governor Haley announced that in addition to the millions of individuals who are at risk from the cyber-attack on our state, many businesses are now also found to be at risk. She said that up to 657,000 businesses may also be open to criminal activity from the compromised security of state income tax records.
As with the personal exposure, any business that has filed a tax return with South Carolina since 1998 may be exposed from this situation.