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IRS: 390,000 MORE taxpayers hacked

IRS: 390,000 MORE taxpayers hacked
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Remember back in May when the IRS admitted that hundreds of thousands of taxpayers were hacked? The agency said that 225,000 people were targeted and 114,000 of them were hacked. Now we know it's way, way more.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the IRS announced Monday that another 390,000 tax returns were targeted, and that 220,000 of those might have been accessed. The hackers also failed to infiltrate another 170,000 returns.

The vulnerability was with the IRS's "Get Transcript" option, which lets you access your own tax returns. The agency says it's increasing security on the system with enhanced authentication.

If you were among those targeted, the IRS says it will be contacting you to notify you and offer you free credit protection. For the latest cybersecurity news, check back often to our Happening Now page.

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