Cyberthieves Hack Into IRS System, Grab Personal Data

Cyberthieves have broken into the IRS system and have grabbed prior tax returns and personal information from about 104,000 tax payers. They were able to accomplish this after over 200,000 attempts to log into the system posing as tax payers.

There is an app on the IRS’ website which allows you to gather information about your tax returns. The IRS is indicating that this is how the thieves broke into their system.

About: This video is from the Wall St Journal.

Topics: Personal Finance

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