SCDOR Security Breach

 

On October 26, 2012 the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) announced there was a cyber attack within their system.  The breach is estimated to have affected 3.3 million social security numbers, and multiple credit and debit cards.

What does SCDOR recommend?

Anyone who has filed a SC tax return since 1998 is urged to sign up for identity theft protection offered by the state:

Individuals:

To enroll in free credit monitoring and fraud resolution services offered by the SCDOR, visit www.protectmyid.com/scdor and use the activation code SCDOR123 or call 1-866-578-5422 for Customer Service. In addition, the SCDOR is encouraging you to change your online passwords, as well as put fraud alerts and a security freeze on your credit report.

Businesses:

To enroll in a free product offered by Dun & Bradstreet visit http.//www.dandb.com/sc/ or call customer service 1-800-279-9881.

To enroll in Experian’s Business Credit Advantage visit: http.//www.smartbusiness reports.com/southcarolina.

 What can I do to protect my accounts?

• Review your accounts on a daily basis.

• Do not release personal information over the telephone or through email.

• Use strong credentials (passwords that contain numbers or symbols) for online banking and other online applications.

• Take advantage of online banking and bill pay alerts.

In an effort to protect our clients, our employees may take some extra steps to insure your identity. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but a lot of the information obtained by the hackers is the same information the bank uses to verify your identity. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your local banker at 803.794.2265. We thank you for allowing us to serve your needs.

 



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