We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Categories Unreal Headlines IRS hit by cyberattack, thousands of taxpayers’ information stolen
“Fraudsters stole private information from the IRS on more than 100,000 taxpayers and used it to bilk the agency of tens of millions of dollars, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday — though he insisted the breach didn’t affect most Americans.

The criminals gained access to the IRS through a new system called “Get Transcript,” which allows taxpayers to go online and get years’ worth of their own tax records. Mr. Koskinen said the perpetrators used information they already knew about taxpayers to fool the system into believing it was the taxpayer logging in, and then stole the transcripts with even more information.

In thousands of instances the criminals turned around and used that same information to file fraudulent returns, stealing potentially close to $50 million from the government.

“This is not a security breach. Our basic information is secure,” Mr. Koskinen insisted in a call with reporters to discuss the theft, which had gone on for months — dating back to February — but was only caught last week.”

"...not a security breach" .... That seems about right. The IRS is incapable of seeing ANY truth about any subject that might pertain to the IRS. The IRS has to be one of, if not THE most obtuse of Federal Government Agencies -

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