IRS Taxpayer Accounts Breached

IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

100,000 taxpayer accounts were breached via the IRS Get Transcript service.  Taxpayers’ transcripts were accessed after hackers authenticated to the system using the service’s multi-step authentication process.  Several pieces of personal information were utilized to successfully authenticate to the system.  It is likely that the attackers acquired the personal data utilized in this breach from a previous data breach unrelated to the IRS.