Nonprofit providing help after SC security breach

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A nonprofit group is offering South Carolinians information about how to prevent identity theft.

Family Services, Inc., is hosting a credit club event on Thursday in North Charleston. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4925 Lacross Road, suite 105, North Charleston. It is free and open to the public. You can register online by clicking here.

Organizers say participants will get information about how to avoid becoming an identity theft victim and how to fix previous incidents.

Last week, Gov. Nikki Haley and state police announced that about 3.6 million state tax returns from as far back as 1998 had been hacked. This week, some experts said it may be the largest cyber-attack against a state tax department in the nation's history.

State and federal officials say vulnerability in the system has been fixed, and data will be encrypted in the future.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.