IRS fails again

“On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that about 100,000 taxpayers had had their personal data stolen from one of the agency’s systems. As the Washington Examiner’s Sarah Westwood reported Wednesday, this theft comes after years of warnings from the Treasury Department’s inspector general about identity theft, which already costs the agency more than $5 billion each year, and which the agency remains incapable of preventing. No one expects the Internal Revenue Service — the supposedly wise guardian of millions of Americans’ most private financial data — to be a leaky sieve for identity thieves to exploit. But it is.”

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