Hackers Dive Into IRS Website for 100,000 Taxpayers

Thieves hacked into an Internal Revenue Service online service and gained access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayer accounts, the agency said Tuesday.
The criminals used personal data obtained from other sources, including Social Security numbers, street addresses and dates of birth, to get into the IRS "Get Transcript" service. The IRS said in a statement that the hack was extremely complex, requiring specific, personal knowledge of the taxpayers, including answering personal identification questions
The IRS is notifying everyone who appeared to have personal information stolen and providing credit monitoring for the roughly 100,000 people whose accounts were successfully accessed.



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