S.C. hacking update
On Tuesday an update is expected on the breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue.
Gov. Nikki Haley asked her Cabinet directors to deliver proposals on how to tell the public more about enrolling in credit monitoring.
State employees are not allowed to help people register for the monitoring because of privacy issues, said Thad Westbrook, an attorney with Columbia’s Nelson Mullins law firm, hired by the state to examine liability issues associated with the data breach.
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Agencies could link to information about the breach on the Department of Revenue website.
In the meantime, individual taxpayers have until Jan. 31 to register – hopefully enough time for the phone lines to clear up.
Consumers: Sign up for one year of free credit monitoring and insurance, and lifetime ID theft-resolution services – www.protectmyid.com/scdor (use the code “scdor123”) or call 866-578-5422.
Businesses: Sign up for free lifetime monitoring from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. – www.dandb.com/sc or 800-279-9881 – or Experian – smartbusinessreports.com/southcarolina
Need we say more?
Just in case you didn’t know, the third installment of the most recent Bond series of movies starring Daniel Craig as the man releases Friday at area theaters. It’s called “Skyfall” and it’s rated PG-13. Be sure to check out Adele’s new song by the same name, too, though we’re sure you’ve heard it on the radio at least 28 times by now.
Dickens show opens
The 31st annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals, a benefit for multiple local charities, opens for four days through Sunday. Details at 448-9483, 800-261-5991 or www.dickenschristmasshow.com.
Details | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North; $8.50 ages 13 and older, $4 ages 2-12, and multiday pass $13.
CCU goes for goal
The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team opens the Big South Conference tournament as the top seed and hosts Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.