Thursday, September 19, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- South Carolina leaders say users of the state's free identity protection do not need to renew their coverage, even if they've received warning e-mails from Experian.
The General Assembly is still offering free identity theft services, and users' coverage will not lapse, according to a newsletter from Representative Bill Taylor's office. The service was provided to citizens after last year's hacking breach of South Carolina state computers.
Governor Nikki Haley made an executive order last year to have uniform computer monitoring following the security breach. Millions of social security numbers were compromised in the hacking.
The state is negotiating a deal with another company to provide identity coverage to the state. Experian is not a candidate. That offer is expected in the next ten days.