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9:01 am on Friday September 6, 2013

MUSC billing system hacked, patient financial information at risk

The Medical University of Soiuth Carolina (MUSC) is where the majority of Grand Stranders get sent for specialty care, especially pediatric patients. Unfortunately, their billing system was hacked and the financial information associated with as...
9:35 am on Friday March 29, 2013

Scam targets Horry Electric customers

According to several local news sources including The Sun News, WPDE and WMBF some residents as well as businesses are recieving call from someone from an out of town number claiming to be from Horry Electric Cooperative telling customers that their...
5:31 am on Saturday March 2, 2013

Lawsuit over S.C. tax hacking dismissed as judge cites a lack of harm to taxpayers

Image by Flickr user r-z The lawsuit over the massive leaking of public tax payer data from South Carolina's tax agency has been dismissed by a judge who said the lawsuit failed to draw points on actual damages to the state's taxpayers.
4:05 am on Thursday January 3, 2013

Legend of Alvin Greene surprise win used to kick off electronic voting documentary

When the unkown, non-honorably discharged military veteran Alvin Greene won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in South Carolina, it was simply shocking. Now that surprise is being capitalized on by Jason Grant Smith in the...
2:56 am on Tuesday November 20, 2012

ABC News 4 tracks down the handicap parking issue

Image by Promo image by Flickr user AlishaV With so many hospitals, Charleston has many cars displaying disability placards — and that's likely more than the number of cars actually being used by those with disabilities.  Tune into the video clip...
6:10 am on Tuesday November 6, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking of private data shows just how sorry the situation is (Update)

Flickr user r-z Update at the bottom... Former Republican state senator John Hawkins has filed a lawsuit against South Carolina in the massive leaking of public tax payer data after a state database was breached by a hacker. Hawkins says he wants...
3:00 am on Tuesday November 6, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking shows just how sorry the situation is (Updated)

Flickr user r-z Update 2: The case has been dismissed. Update: Hawkins has added more defendants to the lawsuit and has expanded his stance, noting a statute that could make parties liable for $1,000 per affected resident. Former Republican state...
11:37 pm on Monday November 5, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking shows just how sorry the situation is (Updated)

Image by Flickr user r-z Update 2: The case has been dismissed. Update: Hawkins has added more defendants to the lawsuit and has expanded his stance, noting a statute that could make parties liable for $1,000 per affected resident. Former Republican...
4:43 am on Thursday July 26, 2012

Goose Creek bad checks and auto shop incidents shock community

Image by Flickr user CarbonNYC Christopher Felber was running his family's auto repair shop, EMI, at a Howe Hall Road building in Goose Creek.  But an alleged pile of bad checks and alleged broken auto repair promises have landed Felber in court...
5:12 am on Saturday May 12, 2012

Pastor of downtown Charleston church accused of running Ponzi scheme

Image by Flickr user Micah A. Ponce Saint John's Reformed Episcopal Church at 91 Anson Street.Update May 12: Ronald Satterfield has entered into a deal in which he has neither admitted or denied the accusations, but he will pay some $3.5 million in...

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