The Associated Press - The state Department of Taxation said an audit has uncovered internal security breaches of its computer tax database dating back at least three years.
The department said in a statement last week that it immediately referred the incidents to the state attorney general for review and investigation. The department also put a number of people on administrative leave without pay while the investigation is being conducted.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie's spokeswoman, Donalyn Dela Cruz, said tax records appear to have been internally accessed. She said the department referred the incidents to the attorney general a few months ago.