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      Haley briefing media on hacking situation

      Gov. Nikki Haley is meeting with reporters to provide an update on the investigation into the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns.

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Gov. Nikki Haley is meeting with reporters to provide an update on the investigation into the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns.

      Haley and State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel hold a news conference in Columbia on Monday morning.

      They announced Friday that a hacker with an international IP address hacked into state Department of Revenue files containing tax records submitted since 1998.

      Officials have said people whose information has been compromised will get a free year of identity protection service provided by Experian and paid for by the state.

      Keel said state officials learned of the problem Oct. 10 although the hacker may have gotten into the files as early as August.

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