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Majority Of South Carolinians' Social Security Numbers Exposed In Hack
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Cryptodd
Cryptodd,
User Rank: Moderator
10/31/2012 | 11:39:17 PM
re: Majority Of South Carolinians' Social Security Numbers Exposed In Hack
While SQL injection was
a probable method used by the attacker to break into the database, it is
curious that Social Security numbers for 3.6 million residents and credit card
information for 16,000 were in the clear. Under most state data breach laws
including South CarolinaGs, encryption provides businesses with a Gǣsafe harborGǥ
from notification in the event of a breach and is typically deployed. That may
have saved the governor a big public headache. Too bad the state cut corners
and didnGt follow common data security best practices for protecting its
citizenGs information.
PJS880
PJS880,
User Rank: Ninja
11/6/2012 | 6:30:12 AM
re: Majority Of South Carolinians' Social Security Numbers Exposed In Hack





If
you are going to keep my personal information such as my social
security number in file because it is required please at the very
least encrypt the data. All these current hacks where individuals
personal information is put at risk due to a breech, I would think
making it harder on the hacker once they get the data to read it
would be helpful. These sort of attacks suck and are really a pain in
the butt to deal with if your information was compromised. I hate to
say it but these attacks are what is going to push the security to
the next level.

Paul
Sprague

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