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  •  Hacked site (5+ / 0-)

    Her insular management style and the crazy not upgrading systems or protecting citizen data lead to a hacking problem

    The reason she won't make it, is because this happened on her watch and with all the news about hacking, encryption and info security, SC failed to do the basic for personally identifiable information and encrypt. Seriously, she never heard from anyone that there was a security problem with the database? No one on her staff? It's the number one question we get in government.

    If the hacker does something with the data, it will come back up. I wonder if the cost for fixing the problem would have been less than the 12 months of credit monitoring SC will now pay for. Bt tax data has social security numbers, names, children's socials, a year of monitoring, just doesn't sound long enough to me.

    •  It only affects roughly every voter in the state (6+ / 0-)

      Government is the problem when the Republicans, who disdain government, run it.

      The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

      by freelunch on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:15:16 PM PST

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      •  Your #s go down (2+ / 0-)
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        When you screw up something this big and the solution you think of is accepting the resignation of the guy in charge of the tax office? Does SC have no IT security rules? No laws on protecting PII (personally identifiable information)? No rules for meeting minimum web standards? No state CIO?

        Seriously, it affects every single citizen who has EVER filed taxes in SC. I'm so glad I've never lived in SC! Yeah!!! Now I have to hope Ohio, DC, MN, and MD are actually doing the bare minimum, something SC never bothered to budget to do and then, actually do.

        •  Oops (3+ / 0-)
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          I'm being just a tad bit hyperbolic. It's not ALL, just all records, debit cards, socials, other tax info for 700,000 businesses (or more) and millions of individuals since 1998 (probably when the database was created or maybe upgraded).  It just makes me so angry to have the Feds tell you your data is getting stolen and it takes almost 2 weeks to tell the citizens. I wonder if they were able to reach all those folks no longer living in SC and what about the folks who died? Hmmm, that's a wealth of stolen identities.

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