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IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334,000 victims

2015/08/18

Associated Press - (National) The U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced August 17 that an additional 220,000 taxpayers may have had their account information breached in an incident disclosed in May where thieves stole tax information after accessing the agency's "Get Transcript" system where taxpayers can get tax returns and filings from previous years. The agency stated that it believes the total number of potential victims rose to 334,000 while it continues to investigate the breach.

Source: http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/consumer/irs-computer-breach-bigger-than-first-thought-victims/article_51aba05f-b15e-5df4-acc3-387bdf675fb7.html

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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