Enrollment for new SC hacking monitoring starts Oct. 24

ashain@thestate.comOctober 8, 2013 

— Enrollment for a second year of free, state-funded identity and credit monitoring starts Oct. 24 for victims of the massive breach of S.C. tax records, the state Department of Revenue said Tuesday.

Hacking victims can visit http://www.scidprotection.com or call (855) 880-2743 for information about Texas-based CSID’s services.

CSID received a contract worth up to $8.5 million to monitor data from the TransUnion credit bureau, track online black markets and check court records, pay day loans, change of address alerts and sex offender registries.

The company also will provide identity theft insurance and identity restoration.

Dependents and businesses are also eligible for CSID enrollment.

Enrollment ends Oct. 1, 2014.

Taxpayers are still covered by credit monitoring services provided by Experian for a year. Registration with Experian, which received a $12 million one-year contract, ran from October through March.

Hackers stole information belonging to 6.4 million taxpayers and businesses from the S.C. Department of Revenue last year.

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