Legislators Call For Audit
Some South Carolina legislators want more information into how Governor Nikki Haley’s administration handled the cyber attack that exposed more than 3.8 million South Carolinian’s to identity theft. Several of South Carolina’s Democratic legislators say they want to find out what happened, what went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again. The spokesman for Governor Haley, Rob Godfrey said the Governor’s Office already used the independent cybersecurity firm to investigate the Department of Revenue’s computer system. However, he said the governor would be open to an LAC audit. In addition, Some state legislators want legislation that will give a tax credit for obtaining identity protection in the aftermath of the hack. South Carolina is paying Experian $12 million to monitor South Carolinian’s credit for 12 months, but that coverage will expire in October 2013.