Dems request audit of state agency hit by hackers
11/29/2012 1:01 PM
12/30/2013 12:45 PM
Democratic leaders have requested an independent audit of the S.C. Department of Revenue after hackers stole tax information belonging to 6.4 million consumers and businesses.
The lawmaker also plan to introduce legislation for the state offer tax credits for people paying for credit-monitoring and repay people for the costs of resolving identity-theft cases.
Sen. Vincent Sheheen, a Democrat from Kershaw who was among lawmakers requesting the audit, called the hacking and the response by state officials, including Gov. Nikki Haley, “the mother of all government dysfunction” at a news conference Thursday.
The governor’s office said Sheheen, who is expected to try another run against Haley like he did in 2010, was grandstanding. “He has never uttered the word ‘cyber-security’ until this hacking incident occurred,” Haley’s spokesman Rob Godfrey said.
Still, Godfrey said the governor has no objections to an audit.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.