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SC Discovers 200,000 More Tax Records Hacked

Nov. 7, 2012

Glenn Smith

South Carolina state officials have discovered that an additional 200,000 tax records were compromised by hackers, bringing the total number of affected taxpayers to 3.8 million.

State Department of Revenue officials initially put the number of hacked Social Security numbers in tax records at 3.6 million.

Agency spokeswoman Samantha Cheek said today that number was an early estimate, and she confirmed that the tally has since grown.

The cyberattack, which began in late August, compromised Social Security numbers for people who had paid state taxes since 1998, thousands of credit and debit card numbers and information from as many as 657,000 S.C. businesses.

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