Hacker steals 3.6M Social Security numbers from Dept. of Revenue

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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South Carolina officials recently revealed that a hacker had infiltrated computers at the state's Department of Revenue offices and got away with a mountain of personal taxpayer data. It is believed that as many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers...

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Jesse

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It would be great if Techspot could start captioning photos in posts so that we know exactly what we are looking at.
 

Trillionsin

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It would be great if Techspot could start captioning photos in posts so that we know exactly what we are looking at.
Here ya go...

During a press conference in the state capital of Columbia, Governor Nikki Haley said it was not a good day for South Carolina. "I want to get this person and make sure he can never do this to anybody or any state again," Haley said. "I want that man just brutalized."
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Tygerstrike

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Yep I agree, that hacker needs to be fried lol. Mainly because most of your elderly pay their taxes with their cards. So grams and Gramps needs to warned!!!
 

lchu12

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The woman on the left looks sad, the man on the far right looks out of it. The man in the middle looks plain grumpy...
 

dotVezz

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Only a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection? That doesn't seem like it even scratches the surface of what should be done here...
 
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Makes you feel good to know that the government takes good care of your private info. This is just another step toward id chips.
 

avoidz

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Bad hacker. But when are these places going to get serious and start encrypting people's important information? Plus, isolate that information from the outside world.

It would be great if Techspot could start captioning photos in posts so that we know exactly what we are looking at.
With the above in mind, maybe the caption is: "I guess we screwed up!"
 
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I'm from SC and a computer science major close to getting my degree. Just would like to say, wtf is wrong with our states security? I mean if there's anything that should be encrypted it should be social security numbers. Any type of network traffic that is unencrypted should be thought of as public traffic. I mean that's just unforgivable. I hope the IT department is fired for something as irresponsible as this. Honestly, I believe anything government related she have some sort of encryption on it. It just undermines our government when people are so easily able to "hack" into our systems. I say "hack" because these people aren't even really hackers they just logged on and read publicly readable information.