The IRS Hack Was Twice as Bad as We Thought

February 26, 2016 9:16 PM

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The IRS Hack Was Twice as Bad as We Thought

The agency now says that a total of 724,000 people may have had their personal information stolen by hackers.

Why the repeated revisions? When thieves break in and ransack the sensitive contents of a server, it can be difficult to assess the damage and determine what was taken—data is usually copied, not deleted, and forensics teams may not know exactly what to look for, or over what period of time.

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