TaxAct Acknowledges Data Breach

Jeff Goldman reports:

The tax preparation solutions provider TaxAct recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed.

“We have concluded that an unauthorized third party accessed your TaxAct account between November 10 and December 4, 2015,” the company stated in a letter [PDF] sent on January 11, 2016 to those affected. “We have no evidence that any TaxAct system has been compromised and believe the third party used username and password combinations obtained from sources outside of our system.”

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