IRS Doubles Number of Get Transcript Victims

Inspector General Identifies 724,000 Taxpayer Accounts Being ExposedThe Internal Revenue Service, for the second time since August, has revised upward the number of accounts victimized in its Get Transcript breach, with the tax agency saying the personal information from as many as 724,000 taxpayers accounts may have been stolen. via RSS Syndication

Breached Credit Union Comes Out of its Shell

Notifying people and companies about data breaches often can be a frustrating and thankless job. Despite my best efforts, sometimes a breach victim I’m alerting will come away convinced that I am not an investigative journalist but instead a scammer. This happened most recently this week, when I told a California credit union that its […]

UC Berkeley warns 80,000 people over potential data theft

The University of California, Berkeley is warning 80,000 people — including current and former students, faculty and vendors — that hackers have accessed a computer system that stored their Social Security and banking information. The university says it has not found evidence hackers "accessed, acquired or used any personal information." Regardless, the school is warning […]

IRS: 390K More Victims of IRS.Gov Weakness

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today sharply revised previous estimates on the number of citizens that were hit by tax refund fraud since 2014 thanks to a security weakness in the IRS’s own Web site. According to the IRS, at least 724,000 citizens were victims of refund fraud after crooks figured out how to […]