Monday August 17, 2015

IRS Breach Way Bigger Than Initially Thought

Of course the IRS breach was bigger than initially thought. The funny thing is, had this been a regular citizen that incorrectly estimated this number, there would be a form to fill out, with a penalty and interest. big grin

Today the agency increased that number by an additional 200,000 folks, bringing the total number of potential cases to 334,000. Using a "Get Transcript" tool to access tax returns from previous years -- a vulnerability that the government knew about -- hackers were able to use personal details on 610,000 taxpayers to retrieve tax-related info on the over 300,000 accounts.