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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
  • IBM unbolts vast threat database to fight cybercrimes

    IBM today took cybersecurity threat sharing to a new level it opened its vast library of security intelligence data to public or private entities building defenses against cybercrimes.

    Written by Michael Cooney17 April 15 04:37
  • FTC: IRS imposter complaints up more than 2,300% in 2014

    The scams that plague the IRS were on display again this week as the Federal Trade Commission said the number of consumer complaints about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013.

    Written by Michael Cooney27 Jan. 15 06:19
  • IRS warns of downtime risk as Congress makes cuts

    Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization and improve its ability to prevent fraud.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 Jan. 15 07:34
  • What to expect from 11ac's next big deal: multiuser MIMO

    The big deal about 802.11ac, or "gigabit Wi-Fi," is the promise of much higher speeds for Wi-Fi clients compared to the maximums under 802.11n today. But 11ac is actually several big deals, including something called multiuser MIMO [my-moe], which is part of the "Wave 2" 11ac features expected later this year.

    Written by John Cox07 July 14 22:55
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