South Carolina faults weak IRS standard in massive data breach

Gov. Nikki Haley has written to the IRS emphasizing the importance of encrypting Social Security numbers

By , IDG News Service |  Data Protection

South Carolina has identified all of the victims, who will be notified by letter. The state is also working with Experian, which is monitoring credit information for victims.

As a result of the breach, DOR Director Jim Etter will resign effective Dec. 31. He will be replaced by Bill Blume, who is currently executive director of South Carolina's Public Employee Benefit Authority, Haley said.

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