South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley released a report from a security company on a data breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue that exposed the tax information of millions of taxpayers in the state to foreign computer hackers, while asking the IRS to take further steps to encrypt taxpayer information.
Haley said the report, from the security company Mandiant, revealed that the personal information of 3.8 million electronic filers, 1.9 million dependents, 699,900 businesses, 3.3 million bank accounts and 5,000 credit cards had been compromised as a result of the data breach.
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