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What could make tax season worse? A massive case of identity theft

What could make tax season worse? A massive case of identity theft

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As if tax season wasn’t unpleasant enough, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has become the subject of a massive hack with over a hundred thousand cases of identity theft.

The IRS announced in a statement that identity thieves used malware to identify 464,000 unique social security numbers in January. Out of this lot, the same tool cracked the E-file PIN number, which is used to electronically file tax returns, for 101,000 social security numbers.

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