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Old 10-26-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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Columbia, S.C. - Someone has hacked into the website of a South Carolina state agency, exposing 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.
State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel was joined by Governor Nikki Haley and other state officials at SLED Headquarters in Columbia this afternoon to discuss the breach.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Yes.. thats right.. I have your SSI number... Bruhhahhhhaa and now for my next trick.. .watch me ruin your credit by go on a spending spree........ People of South Carolina...... you are all doomed..you will be calling Montell Williams or the Native American lenders of Western Sky... to borrow money from now on


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Old 10-26-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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"Officials said that no public funds were accessed or put at risk."
Not counting, of course, the cost in taxpayer $$$ that will be paid to Experian for one year of credit monitoring for 3,600,000 people.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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If Nikki were Barack, Mitt would be all over it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Columbia, S.C. - Someone has hacked into the website of a South Carolina state agency, exposing 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.
State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel was joined by Governor Nikki Haley and other state officials at SLED Headquarters in Columbia this afternoon to discuss the breach.
Typical of our poorly run state agencies.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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On the protectmyid site, enter scdor123 in the big field. It's a temporary way to get around the overload. I just got registered on the site for id protection with that code. The local news provided it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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How many of the paranoid crowd are cutting up all cards, buying freeze dried food and bottled water, buying gold, buying guns and ammo, going to the bunkers, etc.?

Especially in SC.........LOL
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Hackers are more and more sophisticated. Places that have been hacked: Bank of America, FBI, Pentagon, Wells Fargo, and the list goes on. I wouldn't necessarily place this on our state's administration. This is a widespread problem that keeps computer security businesses pretty darn busy. Oh and as a by the way, the majority of these hacking schemes originate in China.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Hackers are more and more sophisticated. Places that have been hacked: Bank of America, FBI, Pentagon, Wells Fargo, and the list goes on. I wouldn't necessarily place this on our state's administration. This is a widespread problem that keeps computer security businesses pretty darn busy. Oh and as a by the way, the majority of these hacking schemes originate in China.
The state agencies comment was a swipe at Columbia.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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The state agencies comment was a swipe at Columbia.
I'm a bit weary of the whole one metro area against another. We're a beautiful state with great people in ALL of our metro areas. I think each brings their own flavor to our state and darn it, that's a GOOD thing.

I work in IT and things like this incident are just par for the course, unfortunately. The only time I can give real criticism was warranted was that DMV computer system switch a few years back where they did a hard cutover and <gasp> it didn't work and took months to get working. That was bad software engineering right there. This incident? It's just one more symptom of a larger problem with cybersecurity that we all face.
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