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IRS: Breach larger than first reported, 220k additional taxpayers affected

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    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said on Monday that the data breach reported in May is larger than previously reported, impacting an additional 220,000 taxpayers, bringing the total to 330,000.

    In addition, the agency will send 170,000 taxpayers notifications that their personal information was potentially exposed during the incident.

    The compromise occurred through the "Get Transcript" application used by the tax agency. Using previously acquired personal information (PII), criminals were able to access the "Get Transcript" application to obtain old tax returns.

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