The South Carolina Department of Revenue said that some 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack.
Some 16,000 of the cards were unencrypted but “the vast majority” had encryption deemed sufficient to protect the data and cardholders, according to the DOR. “We are taking immediate steps to protect the taxpayers of South Carolina, including providing one year of credit monitoring and identity protection to those affected,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
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