SC Revenue Dept seeks loan to cover hacking costs

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina agency that maintains the taxpayer records accessed by an international hacker wants help paying for expenses related to the breach.

The Greenville News reports (http://grnol.co/U29oyj) Tuesday the Department of Revenue is asking the state Budget and Control Board for a $20 million loan.

The request is part of an agenda for a meeting that panel is holding Wednesday. Documents don't show a breakdown for the request, but a spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley says the loan would include money toward the state's $12 million contract with Experian for credit monitoring.

In October, Haley announced that the tax returns of 3.8 million residents and 700,000 businesses had been stolen from Revenue Department computer servers in the largest hacking of a state agency in the nation's history.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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