South Carolina Department Of Revenue Databases Breached Via Two Different Paths

Posted November 7, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments

The hacker who reportedly accessed millions of South Carolina tax returns apparently breached state databases via two different paths, according to an official with an information-security firm hired by the state.

Marshall Heilman of Mandiant said the attacker tricked a user in the Department of Revenue’s system into opening a file that then allowed the hacker to access the system, according to a report Wednesday from the Post and Courier of Charleston.

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