The Defense Department and South Carolina officials are notifying military members and families who paid state income taxes in South Carolina may have been victims of information/identity theft as a result of several recent cyber intrusions. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said an international hacker is responsible for illegally obtaining 4 million social security numbers from electronically filed state tax returns dating back to 1998. From defense.gov:
“We know an international hacker came into our system and got an employee to click on something that allowed him to get his password,” Haley said. “From there, he was able to take that password and gather information.”
Read the article from defense.gov here.
Watch the entire TPC interview with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley here.