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IRS Raises Taxpayer Data Theft For Second Time To 720,000 Filers

Posted on February 28th, 2016.

The IRS for the second time has revised the estimated damage of a big theft of American taxpayer data; it now thinks 720,000 taxpayers have had their information stolen, according to CNN.   In May of 2015, the IRS reported that fraudsters used a tool on its website to access the tax forms of 104,000 people. In August, the agency...

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Identity Thieves Breach IRS Computer Systems Seeking Taxpayer Data

Posted on February 10th, 2016.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has identified an automated attack on its computer systems that it says is aimed at getting information that could be used to steal tax refunds, The Wall Street Journal reported. Identity thieves last month used personal taxpayer data stolen elsewhere to generate e-file personal identification...

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