Wednesday, March 27 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-03-27 20:44:09 GMT
The state Revenue Department says it knows which taxpayers have been hacked. Several WIS viewers sent us a copy of an e-mail from Experian saying their account information was compromised. They were concernedMore >>
The state Revenue Department says it knows which taxpayers have been hacked.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Sunday is the deadline to register with Experian to receive free credit monitoring as a result of the breach at the state's Department of Revenue. The DOR data breach team will be working long hours.
"They'll stay on, do whatever to make certain that the people who haven't signed up have all the help to do that," said Revenue Director Bill Blume.
Just over 1 million people have enrolled, just a third of the 3.8 million adults and another 3 million dependents affected, better than expected.
According to the DOR, as many as 60 people say their identity was compromised as a result of the hack last fall. While the cases haven't been verified, officials are encouraging South Carolinians to take steps to protect themselves.
The Department of Consumer Affairs knows some people hesitate to release any more personal information.
"We're glad people are on guard and protecting that, but it doesn't mean you don't even give it out to anybody," said Carri Grube Lybarker with the Department of Consumer Affairs. "Just make sure you're giving it to a trusted source. You know what their privacy policies are, you know how they're going to protect that information."
The enrollment provides a free credit report, monitoring, fraud resolution, and a million dollars in identity theft insurance to cover certain costs if compromised. At the DOR there have also been significant changes, including a new motto.
"Security of non-negotiable," said Blume. "I think that's easy to say, but the fact is we're going to weigh whether we do something from an information technology side against what that may cause from a security side and both of them are going to be taken into consideration."
Encryption of your personal information continues and the two factor identification process is complete. Employees have also been cautioned about emails they may receive.
"We're trying to teach them that there are things you can do before you start opening those that will prevent that malicious attack on the system," said Blume.
They encourage more to take advantage of the credit protection the state's offered through Experian.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>