The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

December 9, 2012 

THE WEEK AHEAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Learn if you were hacked

State residents this week will begin receiving notification letters if their personal financial data was stolen in the massive cyber-attack at the S.C. Department of Revenue, according to Gov. Nikki Haley.

Hackers swiped Social Security numbers and other sensitive information belonging to 3.8 million taxpayers with 1.9 million dependents as well as nearly 700,000 businesses in mid-September. The hacking is thought to be the largest-ever nationwide at a state agency.

The notification letters also will inform 3.3 million taxpayers whose bank account numbers were part of the theft.

S.C. banks and credit unions learned which accounts were involved in the breach last week and have started flagging those accounts to monitor for possible suspicious activity.

Middle-earth returns to the theaters

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hits theaters this Friday. The film, which was shot in 3-D, is the first of three prequel films to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

12/12/12

The calendar will reach 12/12/12 on Wednesday, the calendar’s last triple date sequence in this century. While the date has no meaning, many people will be commemorating the date.

For example, couples across the country have booked halls to get married on 12/12/12 –undoubtedly making it easy to remember their wedding anniversary.

A concert will be held Wednesday in New York to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is helping victims of Sandy in hard-hit New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The concert will feature performances from the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West and more.

Locally, a group of geocache enthusiasts will meet at McAllister’s Deli on U.S. Highway 17 bypass at 6 p.m.

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