IRS Hacked – Time to Stay Alert and Change your Password
As far as the IRS knows, last year over 700.000 accounts got into the hands of hackers. Why is this very serious? Because the hack gave attackers access to entire tax returns, which means people’s social security numbers, addresses, and incomes were all compromised.
What can you do about it, if you think you may be one of the victims? You may qualify for free Equifax identity theft protection for one year, and “extra scrutiny” on tax returns associated with your SSN. Keep a closer look at your records and change your password in your IRS account. Read more at: http://www.wired.com/2016/02/irs-hack-700000-accounts/
–ItGresa Cyber Security