Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hackers Gained Access To Old Tax Returns For 100,000 Taxpayers On IRS Web Site

ID TheftIRS Statement on the "Get Transcript" Application:

The IRS announced today that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.

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