SC ends victim credit monitoring after data breach

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Tuesday, January 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Six years after hackers stole millions of South Carolina tax records, the state has ended a program to monitor victims' credit records, and is still working to improve cybersecurity.

The Post and Courier reports  that state authorities are currently working on a system to check on whether more than 100 agencies have protected their records.

It says no arrests have been made in the 2012 theft of more than 6 million personal and business tax records.

The state offered free credit monitoring to protect victims from identity theft. The Revenue Department says about 1.5 million enrolled the first year, and about 200,000 renewed annually until the program ended in October. It says it paid two companies $18 million over the past six years.