Rise of the Drones
Hack Hack Hack Hack It Apart
This sounds like it didn’t go as planned.
Some geniuses in South Carolina thought it would be a brilliant idea to smuggle a care package full of drugs, cell phones and tobacco into a maximum security prison by using a drone to deliver the items. Well, the flying robot didn’t obey because authorities say it crashed outside of the facility’s walls.
Hackers from outside the United States recently penetrated the website for South Carolina’s Department of Revenue and reportedly made off with 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 16,000 unencrypted credit and debit card numbers.
South Carolina has a population of approximately 4.5 million, meaning the compromised Social Security numbers could affect most of state.
South Carolina’s governor held a press conference about the breach on Friday: