IRS Data Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers


What happened?

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service disclosed that more than 100,000 individuals had their historical tax returns exposed from February to mid-May.

The data breach occurred when thieves accessed previously filed tax returns using the IRS’ system “Get Transcript,” which was available on their website. “Get Transcript” provides taxpayers with their historical returns, which are typically required when applying for loans or college aid. Continue reading