Posted on November 6, 2012

The South Carolina Department of Revenue recently announced that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers, 387,000 credit and debit card numbers and information from up to 657,000 businesses were exposed in a cyber attack. Officials have released safety solutions for taxpayers, among them fraud monitoring for businesses and fraud resolution for individuals. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp and Experian are also offering security services to South Carolina businesses.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has advised anyone who has filed a tax return in that state since 1998 to call 1.866.578.5422 to enroll in a consumer protection service. You can also enroll by visiting www.protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code SCDOR123 before the end of January 2013.

Learn more about the security breach and how you can protect your company from fraud at the South Carolina Department of Revenue website. If you have further questions, please refer to these frequently asked questions.