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IRS discloses breach, attackers used PII to clear security checks

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 27, 2015.

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    On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) disclosed a data breach that affects 100,000 taxpayers. In a statement on the matter, the IRS said that the attackers were able to access information through the "Get Transcript" application, but added that the systems responsible for tax filing submissions remain secure.

    The IRS says that the attackers were able to clear "a multi-step authentication process that required prior personal knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security information, date of birth, tax filing status and street address before accessing IRS systems."

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