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IRS-Affiliated Site for Charities Hit by Data Breach | Accounting Today News

It seems like hardly a week goes by that the news doesn’t report a serious data breach somewhere.  Well, this time it involves tax exempt entities.  A site that is used to process tax forms for nonprofit organizations on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service recently suffered such an attack.

Fortunately, no ultra-sensitive data like Social Security numbers was compromised.  It appears that most data accessed would have eventually become public record anyway, though not all.  It is possible that donor information was accessed, but that has not been confirmed.

For more details, see the article below.

Source: IRS-Affiliated Site for Charities Hit by Data Breach | Accounting Today News

Greg McRay, EA

Greg McRay, EA

Greg McRay is the founder and CEO of The Foundation Group. He is registered with the IRS as an Enrolled Agent and specializes in 501(c)(3) and other tax exemption issues.

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