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Sources: Data Breach Reported At SC Social Club

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CHINESE HACKERS TO BLAME?

A prominent downtown Columbia, S.C. social club recently had its computer systems breached, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell us.

The Palmetto Club – a favorite watering hole of S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster (and his rambunctious brothers) – was reportedly victimized by a data breach this month that resulted in the names and personal information of its members being obtained without consent.

“Apparently, the Chinese are holding it ransom for $35,000, but I don’t think the membership has been notified yet,” one source familiar with the breach told us.

That’s true …

We reached out to several club members – none of whom knew anything about the alleged hacking.

Developing …

(Banner via Palmetto Club)

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