Revenue Dept. Computer Expert Resigned Before Hacking

7:05 PM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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Mike Garon

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - News19 has learned that the man who supervised the Department of Revenue's computer systems resigned in September before the hacking was discovered.

Mike Garon was a the chief information officer for the Revenue Department and a senior administrator.

We spoke to him on the phone last week, and he told us he was not able to speak to us about his position, his resignation, or the security breach.

The Department of Revenue insists his resignation was not related to the hacking. We've been asking them about this since last week and they have said repeatedly that no employees have been disciplined.

In fact, Revenue Department Director James Etter, when asked by News19's Nate Stewart if a chief administrator was fired, said "no" and "not in this case."

The state is offering one year of free credit monitoring services to people who are affected by the breach. You can call 1-866-578-5422 or go to Protect My ID and type in the activation code "SCDOR123"

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