IRS Data Breach Exposes 104,000 US Taxpayers

According to J Russell George, the Internal Revenue Service failed to implement dozens of security upgrades.
The Treasury Inspector General for tax administration, added at a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, that the measures might have prevented the breach which exposed more than 104,000 US taxpayers,
The data breach occurred in Get Transcript, a system set up to make taxpayers’ interactions with the IRS more convenient.
The hackers, who attempted to download transcripts from around 200,000 questionable email domains, made off with 104,000 successful downloads.



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