Hack Update: Gov. Nikki Haley Says Investigation Nearly Complete
More affected than originally thought, probe nears completion.
While appearing in the Lowcountry in Thursday Gov. Nikki Haley said the investigation into the hacking of the millions of Department of Revenue records is nearly complete.
The number of residents originally affected by the breach was thought to be 3.6 million. But WLTX reported that that number has been revised upward to 3.8 million.
The Charleston Post & Courier reported that the hacker used two vulnerabilities to access the data. But experts disagreed about what the state could have done to protect the data.
The state also is expected to pay public relations firm Chernoff Newman $150,000 to prepare press packets and buy newspaper advertisements related to the data theft
See full coverage of the security breach HERE.