Wednesday, September 11, 2013

IRS Exposes Social Security Numbers

Well, this one’s a real comedy of errors. An audit on July 1 by independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org indicates that the IRS may have accidentally exposed some social security numbers.

Actually, it might have been as many as 2319 Social Security numbers...attached to highly sensitive non-profit political groups…which sat exposed on the Internet for 24 hours.

Here’s just one more example of how easy it is to let really sensitive information slip through the cracks. The IRS are professionals at keeping people’s most private financial information under wraps, and breaches even happen to them.