This 1966 Article About 'Computer Danger' Predicted a Bleak Future of Bank Crimes and Info Leaks

When it comes to high-tech surveillance, identity theft, and financial crimes, humanity lives in a hell of its own making. Technology here in the second decade of the 21st century has created a world where our personal information is constantly getting exposed. And for what benefit? The “convenience” of being able to…

If the IRS Actually Cares About Not Getting Hacked, It Has a Funny Way of Showing It 

Hackers stole sensitive records from over 700,000 people by breaching the Internal Revenue Service in 2015. You’d think that kind of horrific security breach would prompt some soul-searching, but [insert joke about soulless taxman here] nope. The IRS continues to use an impressively bad PIN authentication process to…

Over 700,000 People Got Screwed in Last Year's IRS Data Breach 

Remember when thieves took advantage of crappy security on the IRS’ online tax transcript website and stole the personal information of 100,000 people? We already knew that initial number was a lowball, but we didn’t know how low—an IRS audit recently uncovered that over 700,000 people had their accounts breached, and…

Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and—yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been…

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