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  • Microsoft sues IRS for more information about audit

    Microsoft filed another suit against the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, seeking information about the tax agency's decision to hire outside lawyers, including one-time Microsoft nemesis David Boies, to help conduct an audit of the company.

    Written by By Blair Hanley Frank, IDG News Service02 June 15 23:52
  • Who should get the blame in IRS breach?

    If cybercrime is visualized as a river, its headwaters may be in a doctor's office in places such as South Florida. It's here where a cellphone photograph of a medical form filled out by a patient can be sold for a minimum of $10.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 June 15 20:45
  • IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

    The Internal Revenue Service, which disclosed this week the breach of 100,000 taxpayer accounts, has been steadily reducing the size of its internal cybersecurity staff as it increases its security spending. This may seem paradoxical, but one observer suggested it could signal a shift to outsourcing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 May 15 00:32
  • Thieves stole data on 100,000 US taxpayers through IRS app

    Criminals stole sensitive information about roughly 100,000 taxpayers through the Internal Revenue Service's "Get Transcript" application, a major data breach at the U.S.'s national tax agency.

    Written by Katherine Noyes27 May 15 07:21
  • Lessons from Tax Day 2015: How the tax sites fared

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by David Jones06 May 15 06:23