IRS hacked for more than 100,000 records

by: Roy Urrico

Hackers have stolen data linked to more than 100,000 U.S. taxpayers, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The data breach includes tax return data on other unspecified personal information.

At a news conference, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said criminals made about 200,000 attempts to access tax information; 100,000 of those attempts, made from February to mid-May, were successful. Koskinen said criminals claimed almost $50 million from the agency.

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