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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- South Carolinians were put at risk when the SC Department of Revenue was hacked two years ago. Now the company hired to help was hacked as well.

The state hired Experian to monitor taxpayers credit reports after almost 4 million South Carolinans' social security numbers were breached in 2012.

It cost the State of SC $12 million dollars for the monitoring. Experian says the hack of a subsidiary of the company is an ongoing investigation, and they do not know if information from the state of South Carolina was taken.

Court records show that a Vietnamese national pleaded guilty last month to running a site that offered clients access to American's personal data. He had tricked the company into giving him direct access to personal and financial information on more than 200 million Americans.

A number of states are investigating after a subsidiary of Experian was hacked.

Experian has denied to comment, saying it's an open investigation.

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