Mass Cyber Attack in South Carolina

butterflyboogie

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Here is the link regarding the mass cyber attack affecting credit cards and social security...this is getting crazy. http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/top-stories/SC-Department-of-Revenue-Responds--176055471.html?m=y&smobile=y
 

Mousey

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Thanks for the link! Here's a Link Removed (invalid URL) to the article.

What a mess for those living in South Carolina....



.....“The number of records breached requires an unprecedented, large-scale response by the Department of Revenue, the State of South Carolina and all our citizens,” said Governor Nikki Haley. “We are taking immediate steps to protect the taxpayers of South Carolina, including providing one year of credit monitoring and identity protection to those affected.”

Anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 is urged to visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1- 866-578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If so, the taxpayer can immediately enroll in one year of identity protection service provided by Experian.

If credit card information is compromised, the best protection is to have the bank reissue the card. Anyone who has used a credit card in a transaction with the Department of Revenue should check bank accounts regularly to see if any unauthorized charges have occurred. If so, the cardholder should contact the credit card issuer immediately by calling the toll-free number located on the back of the card or on a monthly statement, tell them what you have seen, and ask them to cancel and reissue the card. Consumers should also change any credit card web account passwords immediately when unauthorized charges are detected.....
 

butterflyboogie

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You know what I have wondered? Could any of this and then the processors that are messing up lately be linked? I know this is pure speculation, however one might wonder. BTW Mousey, thank you for the clicky link :)
 

Mousey

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You know what I have wondered? Could any of this and then the processors that are messing up lately be linked? I know this is pure speculation, however one might wonder. BTW Mousey, thank you for the clicky link :)

I really don't know hon. It's all quite a mess right now. All the major (and some not so major) bank websites have been under denial of service attacks, and there's been some expectation of widespread deep hacking (stealing customer account info) of banks, also. Add this to the SC state records hacking ... I would think the any of this could delay payments to US folks from out of country.

And you're welcome for the clicky link. :)
 

harrys99

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Well we have been hearing about this stuff coming for a while now. If it can happen in SC it can happen to any of us.

I certainly have a LOT of sympathy for our fellow citizens plight.:(
 
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