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The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked

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The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked

It ain’t easy being an American taxpayer. The US Internal Revenue Service said last week that the number of records it lost in a 2015 data breach is higher than it previously thought. When the agency first announced in May 2015 that hackers had broken into its website and stolen tax transcripts, it said that about 100,000 people were affected. It bumped that number up to 334,000 last August, and now says the number of records stolen is actually 724,000. And it gets worse. To protect the victims of the data breach from further harm, the IRS provided them with...

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