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12/6/2016
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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016

The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
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IRS

IRS refund fraud has been on the rise in recent years, so it was no big surprise that just as the tax season got into full swing this year the IRS announced an attack it experienced that put its anti-fraud measures into question. The agency reported that criminals had compromised its e-fil PIN reset system and managed to get their hands on more than 101,000 of these PINs in the hopes of taking over taxpayers' accounts and filing fraudulent returns. 

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IRS

IRS refund fraud has been on the rise in recent years, so it was no big surprise that just as the tax season got into full swing this year the IRS announced an attack it experienced that put its anti-fraud measures into question. The agency reported that criminals had compromised its e-fil PIN reset system and managed to get their hands on more than 101,000 of these PINs in the hopes of taking over taxpayers' accounts and filing fraudulent returns.

Image Source: Adobe Stock

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