SC hacking lawsuit expands

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 2:39 PM
Last updated 7:48 PM
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COLUMBIA — A former state senator has expanded his lawsuit over the exposure of millions of South Carolina tax returns to include a separate state agency and private company.

Spartanburg attorney John Hawkins said Monday he’s added Trustwave and the Division of State Information Technology to a lawsuit he filed last week over the massive security breach at the state’s tax collection agency.

The former Republican senator claims the company hired by the Revenue Department for computer security failed to protect taxpayers’ data. The state has used Trustwave since 2005.

State officials say 3.6 million personal income tax returns and up to 657,000 business filings were compromised by an international hacker. Hawkins initially sued Gov. Nikki Haley, the Department of Revenue and its director for negligence. The lawsuit seeks class-action status.

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OpenCurtain 11/05/12 - 07:26 pm
The Vulture Circles early

Generally even Vultures wait for the pry to be done before picking at it.

So where does that put a losing Politicians who are lawyer after a former political opponent?.

Not a trick Question.

OpenCurtain 11/05/12 - 07:54 pm
Trustwave is not a fly by night company

Trustwave ranks easily in the top 20 for the IT Security industry.

ISS was the best until IBM purchased them and then ISS-IBM quickly had a brain drain. IBM learned the hard way you just can't tame and put suits on a lot of IT Geeks, it just doesn't work.

Given the number of F-100 clients using their IT security services, they have been repeatedly well vetted over the years. F-100 client just don't turn over external IT Security protection and testing to Yahoos.

A few Questions are still open, but why give the buzzard hunt their own food?

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