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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 29, 2016.

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    For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the cyberattack discovered last year on the IRS's Get Transcript application,

    At first, it looked like just over 100,000 taxpayers had been affected. Then, last August, the number was updated to more than 300,000.

    Now, it looks like a further 390,000 people's information could have been breached, bringing the total estimate to over 700,000.

    "The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted a nine-month-long investigation looking back to the launch of the application in January 2014 for additional suspicious activity," the Internal Revenue Service announced on Friday. "This expanded review has identified additional suspicious attempts to access taxpayer accounts using sensitive information already in the hands of criminals."

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