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US personnel chief resigns in wake of massive data breach

2015 July 10 - 12:52

WASHINGTON — The head of the government’s personnel office has resigned in the wake of a massive data breach on her watch.


Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee

2015 June 11 - 16:06

WASHINGTON — A federal employee union says hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, charging that the cyberattack on federal employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.


After hacking, government workers warned of potential fraud

2015 June 06 - 17:33

WASHINGTON — An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.


Obama focuses on cybersecurity in speech in Silicon Valley

2015 February 13 - 14:53

SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway


S.C. senators delay acting on nominee for Revenue director

2015 February 04 - 10:06

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A panel of state senators will decide next week whether to confirm Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointee to lead the state Department of Revenue, according to a story posted on The State’s website.


New Sheheen ad hits Haley again on hacking issue

2014 September 05 - 09:54

Democrat for governor Vincent Sheheen is continuing to target Gov. Nikki Haley on her handling of the state's Internet data hacking scandal with a new TV commercial that quotes a business owner about the breach.


AP News Break: SC Revenue director Blume retiring

2014 June 23 - 17:27

COLUMBIA- The director who took the helm of South Carolina's Department of Revenue following a massive hacking is retiring again.


Sen. Vincent Sheheen says S.C. residents deserve to see full hacking report

2014 May 08 - 17:13

COLUMBIA - Two S.C. Senate Democrats accused Gov. Nikki Haley of a "cover-up" Thursday and called on her office to release a report into the hacking of personal information for millions of South Carolina residents.


South Carolina data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27 million

2014 April 21 - 09:47

COLUMBIA - South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax-collection agency.


South Carolina may spend $27 million next year to prevent taxpayers' data from being hacked again

2014 April 20 - 10:08

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection agency.


Sheheen criticizes Haley on hacking anniversary

2013 October 30 - 08:00

COLUMBIA — State Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s campaign on Tuesday issued a sharp attack on Gov. Nikki Haley over her handling of a massive cyberattack a year ago that compromised the personal records of millions of South Carolina taxpayers.


First day of SC credit monitoring sign up hits some snags

2013 October 24 - 16:45

Sign-up glitches marred the opening day of South Carolina’s one-year extension of free credit monitoring for 6.4 million taxpayers victimized in last year’s hacking attack on the state Department of Revenue.


South Carolina's Democrats see tax agency security breach as key campaign issue

2013 October 21 - 16:47

The state Democratic Party began a week-long effort Monday to take advantage of what it sees as the biggest governmental failure during Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration – last year’s hacking of the financial information of 6.4 million



South Carolina’s new credit protection contract for taxpayers in effect

2013 October 04 - 12:38

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina’s next contract for state-paid consumer protection services took effect Friday for taxpayers affected by last fall’s massive hacking of the state’s tax-collection agency.


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