Thursday, November 10, 2011

Need Tax Info? No Problem!!

And the tax info you get might be on damn near anybody!

Taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is vulnerable to access by unauthorized people, according to a report released today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report cites "information security deficiencies" at the IRS, which also compromise the agency's ability to guarantee that "financial statements are fairly presented."

"In fiscal year 2011, IRS continued to have a material weakness in internal control over information security," wrote Steven Sebastion, GAO director of Financial Management and Assurance. "In particular, it had deficiencies in its controls over access to the automated systems and software applications it relies upon to process its financial transactions, produce its internal and external financial reports, and safeguard related sensitive information."

See, Government is just perfect!  Nothing can go wrong if Government folks do it!

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