1.4 Million Taxpayers Exposed to ‘increased risk of fraud and identity theft’ by IRS

J.D. Tuccille writes:

The geniuses at the Internal Revenue Service gave sensitive data on over a million taxpayers to a printing contractor wiout checking the bona fides of any of the contractor’s employees, says the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The news comes from a report dated last month but just released to the public. This and several similar screw-ups “exposes taxpayers to increased risk of fraud and identity theft.”

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