Skip to comments.South Carolina reveals massive data breach of Social Security Numbers, credit cards 
Posted on 05/29/2013 5:46:37 AM PDT by RetSignman
Asked if she knew where the attack originated from, she said she does but declined to name the location because it might hurt the law enforcement investigation. She did, however, say she wants the hacker "slammed to the wall."
"We want to make sure everybody understands that our State will respond with a big, large-scale plan that is somewhat unprecedented to take care of this problem," Haley said.
(Excerpt) Read more at computerworld.com ...
This scandal effected 3.5 million South Carolina citizens and has largely been forgotten but in light of this years IRS scandal, I believe, it just may take on a new importance.
Probably originated from Obama.
Meanwhile here in SC, I got a call from Bank of American yesterday saying my account has been compromised and that they are sending me a new debit card.
Called them back to get more information and the girl said they couldn’t tell me at this time what happened, other than it was likely a stolen database/computer/cash register of somewhere I had possibly bought something at.
Our family hasn’t forgotten it.
We were “victims” in that FUBAR event (including our now adult children). SC offered a paltry & temporary and monitoring plan. We took it further and completely locked down our credit with all major credit bureaus. We don’t apply for credit now (a good thing, really) without having to go thru the unlock process. Keeping up with passwords, secret answers and assigned reference numbers for 4 people at 3 different credit bureaus isn’t hard... but it’s a nuisance.
We had a credit monitoring plan prior to this particular gubment misfeasance... took advantage of the free year offered by SC, and will keep this plan after the freebie expires. Will probably now have to keep a protection plan FOREVER.
The SSN was a retirement account number. It has become the national personal identifier. It was created without any control of any kind, not even a check digit. If you don’t know what a check digit is you should not be reading this. All government agencies use it to identify the individual. States use it for drivers licenses.
They blame the hacker, but the source is their own ignorance.
‘check digit’ should only be used in the privacy of a doctor’s office. /s
It happened in NM too, it was NM state retirees, PERA. Earlier, it happened in the federal agriculture program.
In both cases there were letters informing of what had happened and then an offer to pay for credit monitoring.
In the last year someone has taken cash from son #1’s bank account, had his bill payments stolen from his mailbox and artistically altered and cashed, (they caught this guy) and had to open a new account.
Son #2 got a new phone and all of a sudden someone bought several fancy phones on his account, took 3 months to get straight.
Someone used our credit card # to try to send cash to Vienna, Austria.
You have to be vigilant, I check my bank balance every day.
This article posting is precisely why I like FR. Revisiting old stories in current context means the difference between things becoming forgotten and finally being able to connect the dots.
Hussein will say he read about it “in the newspaper”. But who would believe a pathological liar?
[...things becoming forgotten...]
The entire government relies on the short memories of it’s citizens.
Some Congress members, when they run for reelection, would never get their seats back if everyone in their districts remembered what they did in office.
I hope that the South Carolina citizens don’t forget what the traitorous Graham has and is doing.
Cabella’s is right on top of these things. Right after I made an on-line order to Wal-Mart (we’re in a rural area), two charges were attempted - one for $1,700 and one for $500. The hacker(s) used a valid company’s name, but since the amount was different from what I usually charge, Cabellas contacted me.
We mentioned we were going back East for a couple of months to a friend at our Credit Union. She said to tell them every state we’d be going through (this was some years ago). We thought it intrusive and said so. She said that if our card was hacked and payments started coming in from outside states, it would set off an alarm.
We now pay cash whenever we can.