Home / Early Warning / Cybersecurity Highlights / IRS confirms data breach of 100,000 tax accounts

IRS confirms data breach of 100,000 tax accounts

05/26/2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of USA has confirmed an unauthorized access to tax accounts 100,000 citizens by computer criminals along four months. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address. Access would have been through the application of IRS "Get Transcript" (Transcript Order), bypassing the multi-step authentication process using confidential information gained previously from an outside source.