DEW Website Defaced, No Personal Information Compromised

The Department of Employment and Workforce's website homepage was defaced, but no personal information was breached.

Authorities are investigating the website defacement of a South Carolina agency. 

WLTX reported that an image on the Department of Employment and Workforce's website said the site had been hacked Saturday evening

A spokesperson for DEW told the station a "malicious user" defaced the website.

The website was taken offline to remove the defacement.

No personal information was compromised. 

A website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or a webpage.

Earlier this year, the Department of Revenue's database was hacked, exposing the personal information of millions of taxpayers and 700,000 businesses.

Read more at WLTX

Deborah Bagley December 23, 2012 at 05:50 AM
What is wrong with our state? They can't be trusted to do anything until the horse is out of the barn. This makes the second time something like this has happened in less than 6 months. You'd think they would have learned a lesson about hacking. Too much to ask I guess. We need to clean house in the worst way.
Shireese Bell December 23, 2012 at 06:00 AM
The good thing is DEW has a "security infrastructure" in place so no personal information was accessed, according to the department. I would hope all agencies have taken a look at the security of our personal information after the DOR breach.
sammy perkins December 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM
DEW is the best agency in SC and the Sumter Office the best office. DEW wishes everyone a safe and fun season. sammy perkins


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