Cyber-Attacks More EXTENSIVE Than Originally Thought

Doesn’t this make us all feel warm and cozy all over? Check out this latest report by Fox News and the statements from the Internal Revenue Service.

Cyberterrorism

As Reported By Fox News:

The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that more than twice as many taxpayer accounts may have been hit by cyber-criminals than the agency previously reported, with hackers gaining access to as many as 700,000 accounts and attempting to break into an additional 575,000.

The disclosure is the second revision by the IRS in the last six months. Last August it said cyber-crooks used stolen Social Security numbers and other data to gain access to taxpayer information for as many as 330,000 accounts, up from a number of 114,000 announced in May 2015.

The hackers targeted “Get Transcript,” an IRS application that allowed taxpayers to obtain tax return information for prior years, but not the main IRS database. Thieves who want to claim fraudulent refunds prize such information because they can use it to make false returns harder for state and federal anti-fraud filters to detect.

FULL STORY CONTINUES HERE

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Email

Previous post

PANIC TIME: GOP Donors Hire Firm to Research Independent Bid?!?

Next post

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke takes on 'Black Lives Matter' movement

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.