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South Carolina says defense was weak in breach

Cyber attack hit state’s tax agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. — State officials did not do enough to prevent a cyber attack at South Carolina’s tax collection agency that exposed the personal data of nearly 4 million individual filers and 700,000 businesses, Governor Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

Haley also said she accepted the resignation of Department of Revenue Director Jim Etter, effective Dec. 31.

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