IRS Hacking

IRS Hacking (Image 1)

According to the IRS, more than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an agency website.

Officials said the breach was part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

The information was stolen from an online system called “Get Transcript.” The system allows taxpayers to get tax returns and other filings from previous years.

The IRS said it is notifying taxpayers whose information was accessed and has launched a criminal investigation.

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