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10:48 am on Saturday August 23, 2014

Fake fliers scamming area hotels: From identity theft to operating an unlicensed business

"A flier slipped under a hotel room door could lead to identity theft. The scam isn't new, but Grand Strand hotel owners are seeing it a lot more this year [...] To protect yourself, gather all restaurant and attraction information from the front...
3:03 pm on Thursday June 12, 2014

Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang's, unclear if SC locations affected

News has broken today that there has been a credit card breach at the P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.  via KrebsOnSecurity.com On June 9, thousands of newly-stolen credit and debit cards went up for sale on rescator[dot]so, an underground store best...
9:36 am on Thursday September 5, 2013

MUSC Credit card vendor hacked, releasing patient info

The credit card payment vendor used by the  Medical University of South Carolina was compromised, affecting some 7,000 patients. The information that was breached includes: names, addresses, credit card numbers, credit card security numbers and e-...
7:35 am on Friday May 31, 2013

May 31 is the last day to protect your child's identity

Today, May 31, is the deadline to receive free credit monitoring for your child, if your family was among the 1.9 million compromised in the breach of information associated with the SC Department of Revenue's website. The service is offered through...
5:10 am on Tuesday May 21, 2013

Calls poured in following S.C. tax-record breach

Between November and March, the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs received three times the normal number of calls to its toll-free line.
12:22 pm on Tuesday April 9, 2013

Don't fool us twice: Despite breach, South Carolinians still filing tax returns online

Despite last year's massive personal infromation breach of those who had filed electronically, the state Department of Revenue is seeing a normal range of state residents filling online.
6:07 am on Saturday March 30, 2013

Time's up on Sunday for free credit monitoring in South Carolina

Time is almost up for South Carolina taxpayers to register for a free year of credit monitoring from Experian. The $12 million package from the state was offered starting in October of last year as triage for a massive breach of taxpayer data. The...
5:00 pm on Friday March 29, 2013

Free ProtectMyID offer for SC taxpayers ends Sunday

South Carolina taxpayers have until Sunday to sign up for a free tear if ProtectMyID's identity theft protection and credit monitoring service.
7:30 am on Tuesday March 12, 2013

Time's almost up to get free credit monitoring in South Carolina

Time is almost up for South Carolina taxpayers to register for a free year of credit monitoring from Experian. The $12 million package from the state was offered starting in October of last year as triage for a massive breach of taxpayer data. The...
9:29 am on Saturday March 2, 2013

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

A 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.

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