While Orly Taitz pushes her silly allegations that Barack Obama stole the social-security number of a single unidentified Connecticut man born in 1890 and who got his card at age 87 (as if such a person even exists), some foreign hacker has stolen 3.6 million social-security numbers from the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s database, under the watch of Republican Governor Nikki Haley, one of the largest security breeches in the nation’s history. The got 387,000 credit and debit card numbers too.
This is the second major breach of confidential information in South Carolina under the Haley administration. 325,000 people’s information was compromised by a break-in at the State Department of Consumer Affairs last year and information from 239,000 Medicare and Medicaid recipients was stolen last April.
I’ve never used a credit card with the SCDOR, but there’s a very good chance I got my SSN stolen.
Surprisingly, it was the Secret Service, not the state agency that detected the intrusion, notifying State Officials on October 10. The State waited until this past Friday to inform the victims. Haley should resign.