Hackers use FAFSA application to steal tax info

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Hackers use FAFSA application to steal tax info
« on: April 09, 2017, 05:53:33 AM »
Hackers accessed the data of up to 100,000 people through a tool that helps students get financial aid.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday that a breach had been discovered in the fall. In September, he said, his agency discovered that fraudsters could use someone's personal data to fill out a financial aid application, and the "Data Retrieval Tool" would populate the application with tax information.


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