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SC Ethics Commission owed nearly $2.5 million in fines

...refunds and liens accounted for 17 percent of the total fines collected in 2012-13, through programs the state Revenue Department offers all agencies, for a fee. Still, the commission's latest debtors' list is 17 pages long, with fines ranging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-01/sc-ethics-commission-owed-nearly-25
South Carolina tax returns hacked

...system in early September, and later learned that an earlier attempt was made in late August, according to the revenue department.The agency said Friday that two other breaches occurred in mid-September, "and to the best of the department's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-10-26/south-carolina-tax-retur
South Carolina taxpayers jamming state phone lines after 'hacking' revelation

...sign up for protection after the breach that exposed 3.6 million Social Security numbers on file with the state revenue department.Gov. Nikki Haley and other officials said the state's Department of Revenue had fallen victim to an international...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-29/south-carolina-taxpaye
Haley defends not encrypting taxpayer information

...said David Kennedy, the founder of information security consulting company TrustedSec.Haley said no one from the Revenue Department has been disciplined over the hacking incident.Monday's news conference didn't release many new details about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-29/haley-defends-not-encrypting-
S.C. law limits possible payouts in lawsuits over hacking to $600,000

COLUMBIA - One lawsuit already has been filed against South Carolina's revenue department over a hacking scandal that could affect millions of tax returns, and more litigation is expected ? but even if the plaintiffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-01/sc-law-limits-possible-payout
SC hacking lawsuit expands

...security breach at the state's tax collection agency. The former Republican senator claims the company hired by the Revenue Department for computer security failed to protect taxpayers' data. The state has used Trustwave since 2005. State officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-05/sc-hacking-lawsuit-expands
Report: S.C. hacker breached Revenue Department system via 2 vulnerabilities

...Medicaid records were improperly accessed.The leader of the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers questioned the Revenue Department's spending records, telling the Post and Courier that the money would have been better spent preventing the breach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-07/report-sc-hacker-breached-rev
S.C. hacking notification up against deadline of some states

...week that the state will notify the 3.8 million individual tax filers whose returns were stolen from the state Revenue Department's computer servers. Their compromised data includes unencrypted Social Security and bank account numbers.Her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-23/sc-hacking-notification-again
S.C. officials unsure how to pay for response to hacking

...system remotely. Had the data been encrypted, the hacker could not have used it and would have moved on.The Revenue Department is going back and encrypting all data stored in the system, which is expected to cost $5 million, Cheek said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-12-02/sc-officials-unsure-how-
$12 million hacking contract signed 2 days after initial call, Experian rep says

...hacker in mid-September. Data stolen from the Revenue Department servers included unencrypted Social Security numbers...Wednesday approved a $20 million loan request for the Revenue Department to pay for the state's response. In addition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-13/12-million-hacking-contract-s