The Internal Revenue Service is making progress on improving its authentication processes after a string of data breaches on some of its e-Services and online apps, but some of the improvements haven’t been completely implemented, according to a new report.
The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that it was able to transition most of its e-Services user applications to a new platform over the weekend, although it reiterated its warning Friday of delays in moving to new authentication technology.
The Internal Revenue Service has suspended its $7.25 million contract with Equifax after the company admitted to finding a malware link on its website on the heels of a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 146 million people in the U.S.
Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee said they were “taken aback” to find out the Internal Revenue Service has recently signed a $7.25 million contract with Equifax for verifying taxpayer identities after the company admitted to a massive data breach exposing the personal information of approximately half of all Americans.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that the hackers who broke into its corporate filing system last year accessed two people’s personal information, a change from the agency’s previous assessment that it didn’t believe such data had been compromised.