Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Do You File Taxes With South Carolina?

Heads up if you file tax returns with South Carolina.

On October 26 the S.C. Department of Revenue announced that approximately 3.6 million social security numbers and almost 400,000 credit and debit card numbers were compromised.  

Government officials emphasized that no public funds were accessed or put at risk. No word from government officials on your whether your private funds were put at risk, though.

On October 10 the S.C. Division of Information Technology informed the Department of Revenue of a potential cyber attack. On October 16, investigators discovered two attempts to hack the system in early September. They later discovered that a previous attempt was made in late August. Government officials believe they have closed the vulnerability in the system.

If you have filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998, please visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1- 866-578-5422 to determine if your information is affected. If so, you can immediately enroll for free in one year of identity protection service with Experian.

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