cheap black doc martens Americans ‘Should Assume’ Their Tax Returns Can Be Hacked From The IRS
No one’s financial information is safe from hackers at the Internal Revenue Service not even President Trump’s.
That’s according to fraud investigator John Powers, who suspects Trump’s tax returns have been stolen from the IRS. Powers also believes that expert hackers could take anybody’s data from the agency if they wanted it.
“Considering Trump’s risk profile, the determination of his detractors, and the current state of cybersecurity,
it’s almost inconceivable his tax returns haven’t been hacked successfully by someone with more experience and expertise,” Powers wrote in Wired on Sunday.
“After all, American taxpayers should assume their personally identifying information is already in the hands of criminals and then act accordingly, as former IRS commissioner John Koskinen recently told reporters.”
Koskinen said: “Our estimate is a significant percent of those taxpayers already had their information in the hands of criminals.”
The IRS awarded a contract to Equifax for fraud protection services. Equifax is the credit bureau that lost data from about 145 million people to hackers earlier this year.