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IRS Hacked: Government Admits 100,000 Taxpayers' Data Stolen

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In an unprecedented move against a government agency, which we are just waiting to hear blamed on Russia, The IRS has admitted that its data has ben compromised...

  • *IRS SAYS THIEVES ACCESSED TAX INFORMATION ON 100,000 PAYERS: AP
  • *IRS'S KOSKINEN SAYS THERE WAS UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS FEB-MAY

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-26/irs-hacked-government-admits-100000-taxpayers-data-stolen

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Gaaah1@#!@#$!@$@T#$!!!!! Who the devil is running the tech end of this country?!? This is not just scary, it's Embarrassing!

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On Tuesday, we reported that the IRS has admitted that as many as 100,000 tax returns may have been compromised by “thieves” who gained “unauthorized access” to tax information on file with the government. 

Here’s what we said regarding who would likely be blamed: 

In an unprecedented move against a government agency, which we are just waiting to hear blamed on Russia, The IRS has admitted that its data has been compromised…

We said this because the US has recently embarked on a campaign to justify the use of “offensive” cyber attacks against a list of so-called “cyberadversaries” which, unsurprisingly, looks at lot like a list of Washington's regular “adversaries” and includes Russia, Iran, North Korea, and of course China, with the latter being recently blamed for the digital takeover of Penn State’s engineering department. 

If that accusation constituted a hilariously ridiculous step up the cyber attack accusation ladder compared to Washington’s 2014 attempt to blame North Korea for cyber-sabotaging James Franco and Seth Rogen, then the IRS ‘breach’ is set to mark yet another unprecedented escalation because as CNN reports, the hackers responsible for virtually infiltrating the IRS were apparently of Russian origin. 

Via CNN:

The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN.
 

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