60% of IRS Employees Easily Grant Access to Your Data

Up from 35% a few years ago.

According to a report released Friday (PDF) by the Treasury Department’s inspector general, 60 percent of a sampling of 102 Internal Revenue Service employees, when contacted by government auditors posing as help-desk employees, were perfectly willing to reveal their usernames and change their passwords to ones suggested by the callers.

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Gay Hoosier Taurus INFJ ex-playwright pianist gymbunny published author in San Francisco.