South Carolina Hacking en Harrisburg Vigil Honors 2 Men Shot By Neighbor <p>Residents held <a href="" target="_blank">a vigil Saturday night in Harrisburg</a>, northeast of Charlotte, to remember two neighbors who died in a shooting Friday&nbsp;&nbsp;in the Windsor Forest neighborhood. They gathered to remember 42-year-old Dan Kirchner and 64-year-old Gary Stocks. The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s office says the pair were shot to death in a backyard on a cul-de-sac on Coachman Court by neighbor Anthony Hardy. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:05:36 +0000 David Boraks 24339 at S.C. Wonders: Will Fewer Trust Online Tax Filing This Year? <p>South Carolina tax officials say taxpayer concerns about last fall's hacking of a state agency could lead to fewer online income tax filings this year.&nbsp; The state Department of Revenue insists it's safe to e-file, but they’re preparing for fewer online filings this tax season.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:28:47 +0000 David Boraks 20689 at SC Should Centralize Security To Avoid Further Hacks <p></p><p>At the moment, all 18 South Carolina state agencies have their own chief information officers responsible for keeping the data doors locked against bad guys.&nbsp;But these CIOs are far from confident.</p><p>One told the inspector general "what scares me is what I don't know." Another said South Carolina's statewide information security ranks two out of five "on a good day."</p><p>None of this is a surprise to Charlotte attorney and security consultant Chris Swecker.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:13:46 +0000 Julie Rose 17043 at Scope Of SC Cyber-Attack Widens <p>The cyber-attack that experts already believe is the largest on a state tax agency - <em>ever - </em>just got bigger. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Wednesday the tax returns of more than 650,000 businesses may also have been exposed – on top of the 3.6 million individual returns previously announced.</p><p>“I am probably more frustrated than you know to have to do these daily press conferences, but what I will tell you is as we go through this process, every time we find out something new we are gonna continue to tell you,” said a grim-faced Haley.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:04:33 +0000 Julie Rose 14907 at SC Hacking Costs Capped At $12M <P>More than a quarter of a million South Carolina residents have signed up for free credit protection since the state announced a major hacking incident that exposed 3.6 million Social Security numbers and more than 300,000 credit and debit card numbers at the Department of Revenue.&nbsp;</P> <P>South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Tuesday&nbsp;the credit monitoring company Experian has agreed to cap expenses to the state at $12 million. Haley says any taxpayer who enrolls in the free coverage will have their credit reports scrutinized daily for an entire year. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:30:48 +0000 Julie Rose 14783 at More Operators Added To SC Hacking Hotline <p>South Carolina officials have added more operators to a hotline for residents to call if they believe they may have been affected during a hacking of the state’s Department of Revenue. About 3-and-half-million Social Security numbers and almost 400,000 credit or debit card numbers were exposed during the security breach, which was first announced Friday. During a press conference Monday, Governor Nikki&nbsp;Haley stressed there’s still plenty of time to sign up for free credit protection service the state is offering in the wake of the hack.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:17:48 +0000 Marshall Terry 14727 at