IRS Reports Additional 220,000 Affected by Data Breach
In June, we told you about how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suffered a four month long cyber data breach in which hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ accounts were compromised.
The IRS released a statement on Monday stating that it believes those responsible for the breach were actually able to access the account information of nearly 325,000 US taxpayers. Further extensive investigations into suspicious activity during the 2015 filing revealed the number of compromised taxpayers to be three times more than what was originally believed.
In response to the results of the review, the IRS will be posting letters to 390,000 additional taxpayers whose information may have been accessed or who may be at risk.
In total, it is believed over 600,000 taxpayers have been affected by this breach.
If you are concerned about your taxes, contact us.
See the IRS’ more recent statement on the incident here: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Additional-IRS-Statement-on-the-Get-Transcript-Incident