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US tax breach worse than originally feared

US tax breach worse than originally feared

Up to 504,000 accounts compromised during breach.
Feb 29 2016 8:40AM
US tax payer data theft proved more extensive

US tax payer data theft proved more extensive

Review reveals more than 300,000 records breached.
Aug 18 2015 6:48AM
FBI opens investigation into US taxpayer data theft

FBI opens investigation into US taxpayer data theft

As many as 15,000 fake tax returns lodged using IDs.
May 29 2015 11:20AM
US taxman says Bitcoin is property

US taxman says Bitcoin is property

Will the ATO follow?
Mar 26 2014 5:10AM
Cutwail botnet authors behind wave of malicious IRS spam

Cutwail botnet authors behind wave of malicious IRS spam

Malware-laden emails, at a rate of 90,000 an hour, are trying to dupe recipients into believing they were implicated in defrauding the IRS.
Sep 10 2009 9:29AM
Unauthorised web servers connected to IRS network

Unauthorised web servers connected to IRS network

The US Internal Revenue Service found 1,811 unauthorised web servers connected to its network.
Sep 8 2008 9:44AM
IRS phishing scam targets stimulus payments

IRS phishing scam targets stimulus payments

As might be expected, email users are beginning to see the first stages of what is expected to be a major phishing attack capitalising on the populace's eager expectation of IRS refund checks, as well as the Bush administration's economic stimulus payment distribution, scheduled to begin May 2.
Apr 24 2008 10:00AM
IRS spear phishing scam targets corporate executives

IRS spear phishing scam targets corporate executives

The IRS and malware researchers warned this week of spear phishing scams specifically targeting corporate executives.
Jun 4 2007 9:50AM
Officials in US city search for lost computer tapes

Officials in US city search for lost computer tapes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Kansas City officials are searching for lost agency computer tapes that may have been missing for as long as two months.
Jan 24 2007 4:16PM
Treasury report: IRS email systems insecure

Treasury report: IRS email systems insecure

A new report released last week found that the majority of employees working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) abuse the agency's email service.
Aug 16 2006 10:31PM
Symantec settles one issue with the IRS

Symantec settles one issue with the IRS

Symantec has agreed in principle to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $36 million to settle an outstanding tax obligation resulting from an audit of anti-virus giant’s finances.
Jun 9 2006 8:27PM
IRS bills Symantec $1 billion

IRS bills Symantec $1 billion

And you thought you had it bad. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is claiming Symantec owes it up to $1 billion in income taxes as a result of the anti-virus giant’s acquisition last year of storage management vendor Veritas.
Apr 18 2006 10:12PM
Send the IRS taxing phishing emails

Send the IRS taxing phishing emails

With tax-time scammers prowling, the IRS wants to take a look at phishing emails being sent to Americans setting up their tax paperwork.
Apr 4 2006 8:14PM
IRS warns U.S. citizens to beware of taxing phishing spam

IRS warns U.S. citizens to beware of taxing phishing spam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning over phishing spam emails purporting to come from the agency which aim to tempt unwary recipients into giving up sensitive personal information.
Feb 15 2006 9:53AM
GAO: Weak IRS security puts taxpayer data at risk

GAO: Weak IRS security puts taxpayer data at risk

A lack of proper information security controls at the Internal Revenue Service puts taxpayer and other sensitive data at risk, according to a report issued by the General Accountability Office (GAO).
Apr 18 2005 5:38PM
Audit: IRS employees susceptible to social engineering

Audit: IRS employees susceptible to social engineering

Employees at the Internal Revenue Service were apt to fall victim to social engineering scams, according to an audit by the Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Mar 18 2005 4:26PM
Audit shows IRS failed to adequately identify security weaknesses

Audit shows IRS failed to adequately identify security weaknesses

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service used a flawed and ineffective process for monitoring system security weaknesses, according to a report recently released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Jan 21 2005 9:57PM

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