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Friday February 26, 2016

IRS: Cyberattacks More Extensive Than Previously Reported

Isn't this just fantastic? The IRS says that more than twice as many taxpayer accounts may have been accessed by crooks than previously reported.

The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that more than twice as many taxpayer accounts may have been hit by cybercriminals than the agency previously reported, with hackers gaining access to as many as 700,000 accounts and attempting to break into an additional 575,000. The disclosure is the second revision by the IRS in the last six months. Last August it said cybercrooks used stolen Social Security numbers and other data to gain access to taxpayer information for as many as 330,000 accounts, up from a number of 114,000 announced in May 2015.

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