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Friday October 26, 2012

Taxpayer Data Exposed in Cyber Attack

If you are a tax paying resident of the state of South Carolina, you are probably going to want to read this.

As many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers belonging to South Carolina taxpayers could have been exposed in recent cyber attacks on the state Department of Revenue's computers, officials said on Friday. The vast majority of the credit card numbers were encrypted, but about 16,000 were not, meaning the data was fully exposed, state police said.