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Hackers breached SC Department of Revenue and steal 3.6M SSNs, credit card data

one of the largest computer breaches in the South Carolina:

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Hackers breached the South Carolina Department of Revenue website(sctax.org) and steal sensitive information belong to 3.6 Million South Carolina taxpayers .

The data stolen by hackers includes 3.6 Million social Security Numbers(SSN) and 387,000 credit card and debit card numbers.

The S.C Department of Revenue became aware of the breach on October 10 but the investigation revealed the intrusion occurred in mid-September.  The vulnerability exploited by hacker has been fixed on October 20.

The state is offering affected taxpayers with one year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection from Experian.

If you are one of the person who filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998, you are urged to visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1- 866-578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If so, then you can immediately enroll in 1 year of identity protection.

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