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.
Following record results that flagged the growth of its cyber-security business, the Big Four firm revealed that it has been successfully targeted by hackers who accessed data from an internal email platform.
A private investigator in Baton Rouge, La., has been indicted for trying to use the Internal Revenue Service’s online data retrieval tool for student loan applications to access tax information from President Donald Trump.
The Internal Revenue Service failed to deactivate its Identity Protection Personal Identification Number program after a data breach in May 2015 for nearly a year, despite repeated recommendations from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, according to a new report.