Over the past month we’ve all learned one important truth. And that truth is, that no matter who you are, nobody is safe from a potential hacker, not even the IRS. Last month criminal hackers were able to get into the IRS’s website, gaining access to nearly 100,000 tax accounts. It has also been reported that another 100,000 attempts were made, but were thwarted before a second attempt could happen.
“”The IRS historically has been very security, it has to be by virtue of the data it collects. But it just goes to show that even the most secure system can be attacked,”” said Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute, a data security research group.