Posted by the Charleston, SC Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC.
An overseas plot to steal the identities of millions of people in South Carolina has been uncovered. The South Carolina Department of Revenue's website was hacked by someone in a foreign country. The agency is responsible for 32 separate state taxes, licenses, and your state income tax returns, and that contains your information.
An estimated 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers were exposed . However, supposedly just 16,000 of these credit card numbers were not encrypted.
For perspective, there are almost 4.7 million South Carolinians, according to the 2012 U.S. Census.
For more information and updates on this developing story and for what to do to get help, visit WLTX.com, Columbia News.
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