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"Get Transcript" Compromised

Today the IRS confirmed that Get Transcript - an application allowing taxpayers to review "line-by-line tax return information or wage and income reported to [the IRS]" - was illegally accessed between February and May of this year.

The press release reports more than 50% of the 200,000 unauthorized attempts were successful. All targeted account holders will be notified by mail, and the roughly 100,000 compromised accounts will receive free credit monitoring services.

To read the full article, click here.

Source: Internal Revenue Service

 

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