COLUMBIA (AP) — State Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s campaign is taking Gov. Nikki Haley to task on the anniversary of her announcement that a massive hacking had exposed South Carolinians’ personal information.
The Democratic candidate for governor calls the hacking a horrible and preventable disgrace in a letter his campaign is emailing and posting online Tuesday.
Haley announced on Oct. 26, 2012, that a cyber-thief had stolen taxpayers’ unencrypted personal information from the Department of Revenue. It was later revealed that 6.4 million people and businesses had been affected.
Sheheen points out that Haley initially said one year ago that no one was to blame. She repeated that for weeks before acknowledging state officials did not do enough to prevent the theft.