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This Week in Breaches: The US IRS

On February 9, 2016 the United States Internal Revenue Services released a statement that they had ‘identified and halted an automated attack’ on their website with the Electronic Filing PIN application. This application can be used to electronically file taxes. The IRS noted that it was personal information stolen from outside the agency and that identity thieves used malware in an attempt to generate E-file PINs for stolen social security numbers....

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