FBI will investigate IRS data breach

On Tuesday, the IRS announced that hackers had breached the agency's website and gained access to old tax returns of more than 100,000 taxpayers. Hackers apparently used personal information obtained elsewhere to access old returns contained on the IRS website. The activity occurred from February through mid-May. (Story here.)

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee announced a hearing next Tuesday, June 2, to examine how the theft occurred. (Story here.)

On Thursday, the FBI announced that it is launching an investigation.

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