Thursday, 11 February 2016

Cyber Attack On US Tax System

One of the US IRS Tax system last month attacked by identity thieves who attempted to retrieve PINs that tax could be committed. The attacks were aimed at a web application that allows taxpayers, after entering their name, social security number, address and date of birth, their Electronic Filing (E-File) PIN to retrieve.

This PIN can then be used to apply for the tax refund. The identity thieves used the information to other parties was stolen to retrieve the PIN. In total, with 464,000 unique social security numbers tried to grab the code, which was successful at 101 000 social security numbers. According to the IRS , there was an automated attack. The Tax Administration claims that no taxpayers' data through IRS systems are won. In addition, the IRS will notify all individuals whose data were stolen by other parties.

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