IRS ACCIDENTALLY PUBLISHES THOUSANDS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ONLINE…

IRS accidentally publishes thousands of Social Security numbers online

When the Internal Revenue Service screws up, it screws up BIG. Someone at everyone’s favorite agency forgot to remove tens of thousands of Social Security numbers from a data-set while uploading it to a new online hub. The result? Thousands of hackable targets left floating around the Internet, perfect prey for any Tom, Dick or Dimitri with unscrupulous plans in mind. Thankfully, a nonprofit that specializes in publishing government information spotted it, forcing the IRS to look up from their abacuses long enough to shut the thing down. C’mon, guys. You’re supposed to be on our side in the hacking wars, not helping the other team. [Source]

MSN.com

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