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Lawmakers: State’s Breach Response Lagging

DATA LOSS—U.S.

February 28, 2013

Four months after the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s data breach, the department is months away from fully encrypting its data, USA Today reports. The breach exposed data on millions of taxpayers. State Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) said his takeaway is that state agencies will need to be “forced to protect their data,” the report states. “One would think they would be scrambling and rushing to get their data protected, but they’re not,” he said. Meanwhile, Bank of America says a data breach that reportedly affected its systems in fact affected a third-party affiliate.
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