Haley, state officials update state hacking incident
In a press conference on Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley provided some context and a few more details on how a state server was compromised by a hacker suspected to be from overseas. In all, 3.6 million taxpayer records and thousands of credit card numbers were compromised. Another update on Tuesday provided little new information, but law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier,The State
UPDATE: State’s cost for credit protection service capped at $12 million

Sandy wallops northeast
Experts are saying the effects of the storm system that made landfall as Hurricane Sandy could cost billions of dollars and weeks to repair. As of Monday evening, storm surges in lower Manhattan had reached nearly 14-feet, well above records previously set. Flights to the northeast are canceled across the state and aid groups are working to assist those affected by the storm.
Sources: New York Times, Post and Courier, The State, Columbia Business Report

Haley declares ‘Marcus Lattimore Day’
After a second season-ending knee injury in as many years, Gov. Nikki Haley declared Monday, also the Gamecock runningback’s 21st birthday, “Marcus Lattimore Day.”
Sources: GoGamecocks.com

Thurmond receives $3,000 from voucher advocate’s shell businesses
Public disclosures show Republican candidate for Senate District 41 has taken $3,000 from three shell LLCs suspected to be owned by school-choice advocate Howard Rich, who has pumped hundreds of thousands into S.C. races in recent years.
Sources: Charleston City Paper
Related: Senate District 41 foes express differences in debate

Izakaya Hiro out, Izakaya Ramen in
A few months after a refresh by Charleston restaurant operators REV, Izakaya Hiro is changing things up again, reopening as Izakaya Ramen on Monday after the retirement of longtime Sushi Hiro chef Hideya Ishibashi.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

The show goes on for Dave Letterman
Unable to get an audience due to Hurricane Sandy shutting down much of NYC, late-night host Dave Letterman, Paul Schaffer, and the gang taped their Monday show in front of an empty Ed Sullivan Theater.
Sources: CBS.com


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