South Carolina Agencies Still Working On Security Improvements

Posted January 7, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State) with 0 comments

Months after a foreign hacker broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s computer system exposing millions of taxpayers’ personal records and causing the state to spend $20 million for added protection, state cabinet agencies are still working on security improvements, an examination by GreenvilleOnline.com show.

Just one of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s 15 cabinet agencies questioned by the website — the Department of Probation, Pardons and Parole — responded without qualifications that it had the full basic protections experts say could have significantly reduced the chances of a data breach at the Revenue Department.

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