The Internal Revenue Service is not doing enough to control system administrator accounts on its computers, putting taxpayer information at risk, according to a new report.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that administrator user accounts were not always authorized and maintained properly, and administrator activities were not consistently reviewed and documented. TIGTA also discovered weak controls over user accounts that could allow unauthorized users to gain access to the accounts.
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