IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought
For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the cyberattack discovered last year on the IRS’s Get Transcript application,
Now, it looks like a further 390,000 people’s information could have been breached, bringing the total estimate to over 700,000.
“The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted a nine-month-long investigation looking back to the launch of the application in January 2014 for additional suspicious activity,” the Internal Revenue Service announced on Friday. “This expanded review has identified additional suspicious attempts to access taxpayer accounts using sensitive information already in the hands of criminals.”