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IRS Failings Have Left Taxpayers Vulnerable To Data Fraud, Report Finds

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 8:24 AM
The Internal Revenue Service has failed to properly protect taxpayers' data, leaving individuals at risk of identity fraud, according to an auditor's report.

Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, found that the IRS was at risk of “malicious users exploiting accounts with default or blank passwords to steal taxpayer identities and carry out fraud schemes”.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/22/irs-failings-taxpayers-vulnerable-data-fraud
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