28 may. 2015

Tax Return Info Accessed in IRS Hack

The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily closed down their "Get Transcript" service that was available on their website, due to the theft of taxpayer information from about 100,000 households by hackers. At least, so far about a hundred thousand returns have been compromised.

The accounts were accessed through verification questions from February through May of this year, using personal information gathered from a variety of other sources, such as social media sites. The agency reports that only individual accounts have been compromised, and that their main computer system “remains secure.”

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