The Internal Revenue Service said today that their online service got hacked and the hackers obtained tax information for over 100,000 individuals.
The IRS publicly acknowledged that the hackers targeted their “Get Transcript” system, which requires people to provide their Social Security Numbers and answer a series of personal questions to get their transcript.
There were reportedly over 200,000 attempts to breach the system, with a little over 100,000 of them succeeding. The IRS says the hackers “successfully and safely downloaded a total of approximately 23 million transcripts.”
The IRS is, of course, reaching out to people if their information was breached. The Get Transcript system is currently down.