South Carolina IG Pat Maley: IT security 'less than adequate' - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports The nightmare that is the Tea Party Queen Gov Nikki Haley's rule over South Carolina, and the past trends of this states far-right wing governing bodies, continues. Latest snafu is the hacking of the state's DOR, stealing personal info, SS#, bank account numbers and credit card numbers from 4,000,000 SC taxpayers, including anyone who lived here since 1998. All SC residents are having to buy ID protection, and track their finances daily. To add, experts investigating say SC's govt SHOULD have used market standard security software, but didn't (YAY BUDGET CUTS), the position of IT security director was UNFILLED for the past year because Gov Haley refused to pay market rate salary for one (YAY SMALL GOVT!). So...like tens of thousands of SC residents, yesterday I found fraudulent activity in my bank account. Luckily, the bank (Bank of America) caught it early, but needed a police report to document my problems. I called local police, and was told that I would need to come in in person to file a report, because they didnt have staffing to respond. Fine. I get there, and they're swamped. The cop was nice enough, but simply said they are swamped with these reports, and they're already understaff due to...of course...budget cuts. (BTW, this is in the wealthy city of Charleston, who is growing and booming right now). So, as I drove back on some of SC's busted, f'ed up public roads (yay small govt) and saw some of the East Side's thugs on the sidewalks selling dope, yelling at drivers, probably carrying guns (yay education system, yay smaller police force)...........I couldnt help but think back to the 2009 rallies throughout our state from the Tea Party demanding the govt be slashed down to size. And now we start seeing a slow trickle of the results we get for that.