SC Hacked: Businesses Urged to Get Protection

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) COLUMBIA,S.C,--

The number of South Carolinians calling to get more information about the breached files has now reached more than 6 hundred thousand and the amount of people who have enrolled in the free credit monitoring initiative has surpassed 4 hundred thousand.

Tuesday Governor Nikki Haley held a press briefing alerting citizens whose personal social security numbers, debit, credit card and bank account information had been stolen weren't alone. As many as 650 Thousand South Carolina Businesses may be at risk as well.

Due to the ongoing investigation, State officials are still not releasing the identity of the hacker. Even more, Officials from the Governor's office to SLED are still trying to find out how the suspected criminal was able to gain access to a system only state employees should have been able to access.

The Governor is encouraging everyone, Business or personal to enroll in the credit monitoring system they have set up to protect your information. The system is set up to monitor any changes and alert you if there is unusual activity.

Beginning Friday morning the company Dun and Bradstreet plan to launch a website for all businesses to receive free credit monitoring in real time for the life of the business.

You can get more information by calling 1800-279-9881
Starting Friday at 8am, you can also visit the website to enroll: DandB.com/SC
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