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Employee Exposes Personal Data of 20,000 IRS Workers

20
Mar
2014

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has suffered a data breach in which the personal details of 20,000 employees have been exposed. The incident is a result of an employee mishandling an unencrypted thumb drive, not a malicious attack from outside the organization.

In a statement regarding the incident, the IRS has revealed that the thumb drive contained the details of employees. The information dates back to 2007 or earlier. No taxpayer information has been exposed a…

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