SC giving info on new credit monitoring service

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolinians are getting information on how to sign up for a new way to monitor their credit in the wake of a massive hacking of state records.

Gov. Nikki Haley is holding a news conference at the Statehouse on Tuesday with officials from the Department of Consumer Affairs and CSIdentity Corp.

South Carolina is paying the Texas company up to $8.5 million to provide credit monitoring to people affected by the September 2012 theft of unencrypted information from computer servers at the Department of Revenue.

Credit bureau Experian had been doing that work for nearly 1.5 million people under a no-bid, $12 million contract. Everyone affected by the hacking is eligible for CSID's services, but the service will not transfer, so they'll have to sign up again.

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