IRS Says Personal Info For 20K Employees Compromised

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that one of its workers took home a computer thumb drive containing the personal information of approximately 20,000 agency employees working primarily out of its Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware offices.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to agency staff that the information dates back to 2007 and includes the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of current and former employees, as well as contracted employees. Koskinen said the IRS was informed of the problem a few days...
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