Hackers have done it again!
Once again, cyber criminals hi-jacked a top-secret government database. Was it the Chinese??
The US tax authorities (IRS) said on Friday that the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals.
In May, the IRS said it discovered the data of 114,000 US taxpayers had been illegally accessed through the “Get Transcript” page since January 2014.
A review conducted by the agency has revealed over 700,000 people affected.
The agency said it was moving quickly to notify those people and would begin mailing notices by the end of February.
In a statement, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the agency was “committed to protecting taxpayers on multiple fronts”.
The IRS said it found a further 295,000 taxpayer accounts were targeted, but not accessed by cyber criminals.
We have to stop those who want to steal our tax data! Why aren’t federal databases the hardest safes to crack? I hope whoever is responsible is found and sent to jail!
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