Was SLED Hacked?
The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) – the agency in charge of investigating the unresolved data breach at Gov. Nikki Haley’s Department of Revenue (SCDOR) – may have been hit by hackers, too.
Officially, SLED is telling court officials and law enforcement personnel it experienced a power outage earlier this month due to “incorrectly connected generators.”
Several sources at the agency are disputing that story, though, referring to the recent data disruption as a “hostile event.”
Whatever happened, court cases across South Carolina have been postponed while the agency seeks to address its technological issues. Among the more pressing problems? An issue with SLED’s “implied consent” database, which stores records of breathalyzer exams and videos from driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.
Hmmm … that sounds like a DUI attorney’s dream if you ask us.
Anyway … we’ll be sure to keep our readers up to speed as we get more info on this story.