posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 06:49 PM
Apparently the contracters hired to upgrade the IRS computers made their systems suseptible to hackers and viruses, as well as making it possible to
gain access to taxpapers information
WASHINGTON – Private contractors revamping IRS computers committed security violations that significantly increased the possibility that private
taxpayer information might be disclosed, Treasury Department inspectors say.
An investigation by the department's inspector general for tax administration found that employees working for contractors, or an experienced hacker,
could use the contractors' computers to gain access to taxpayer data.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
You would think they would hire more trustworthy people to upgrade computers as important as the IRS.
[edit on 20-7-2004 by Banshee]