South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said a report on a massive security breach in the state’s tax collection agency shows officials could have done more to protect personal information for nearly 4 million taxpayers.
She also said Tuesday that she has accepted the resignation of Department of Revenue Director Jim Etter effective at the end of the year.
Haley said the report found South Carolina made two mistakes. She says it didn’t require two different ways to verify when someone was trying to get into the system to look at tax returns and it did not encrypt Social Security numbers. The breach involved people who filed electronically. Haley said the hacker has access to 3.3 million bank account numbers.