Comments on: Brutalized! South Carolina breach exposes data security woes at State level News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Stephen Cobb Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:50:29 +0000 Does the south carolina data breach affect you?

Here's what the South Carolina Department of Revenue says on the SCDOR website:

Anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 is urged to take the following steps:

Step 1. Call 1-866-578-5422 where you will enroll in a consumer protection service. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Eastern, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Eastern.

Step 2. Then you will determine if you wish to have an online or US Mail alert mechanism.

Step 3. Next visit  For the US Mail service, you will receive notifications via the US mail. 

Experian’s ProtectMyID™ Alert is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus. The alerts and daily monitoring services are provided for one year, and consumers will continue to have access to fraud resolution agents and services beyond the first year. For complete information read the October 26, 2012 Press Release.

By: SDR Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Great observations including shedding light on the governments financial priorities and accountability.  It's astounding how the State CISO's are simply overwhelmed. At least one lesson to be learned is to ENCRYPT all sensitive data!  The IRS W-2 refund issue highlights the need for looking at the "life-cycle" of the payment/refund processes.