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IRS raises number of Get Transcript app breach victims yet again

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IRS raises number of Get Transcript app breach victims yet again

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Remember when back in May 2015 the IRS took offline its Get Transcript app because it was misused by cyber-criminals to access sensitive personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers? Well, the final number is much, much higher.

In a statement released on Friday, the Internal Revenue Service said that “the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted a nine-month long investigation looking back to the launch of the application in January 2014 for additional suspicious activity,” and discovered that approximately 390,000 additional taxpayer accounts during the period from January 2014 through May 2015 were potentially accessed, and that 295,000 taxpayer transcripts were targeted but not accessed.

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