South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, left, and State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel, center, talk about how a hacker gained access to find 3.6 million tax returns from the Department of Revenue, in Columbia, S.C. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Authorities say an international hacker was able to get into the database months ago. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)South Carolina used the same standards as banks and other private institutions when it decided not to encrypt Social Security numbers and other information on a database of state tax returns that was accessed by a hacker, Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday.

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