The South Carolina Department of Revenue today announced that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the vast majority are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under the demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders. Approximately 16,000 are unencrypted.
To protect taxpayers, the state will provide those affected with one year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection through Experian.
Source: State of South Carolina
Industry member companies should ask themselves: How secure are your systems?