Hackers Steal Millions of Social Security Numbers From South Carolina Taxpayers

Originally posted on Betabeat:

Hackers were likely not ski-masked in this case.

Hackers from outside the United States recently penetrated the website for South Carolina’s Department of Revenue and reportedly made off with 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 16,000 unencrypted credit and debit card numbers.

South Carolina has a population of approximately 4.5 million, meaning the compromised Social Security numbers could affect most of state.

South Carolina’s governor held a press conference about the breach on Friday:

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