Skip to comments.The IRS Mistakenly Exposed Thousands of Social Security Numbers
Posted on 07/08/2013 9:27:27 PM PDT by INVAR
The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours after being discovered, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...
“Oops.” We’re “sorry” for our “accidental” and “inadvertent” release of highly sensitive and compromising information. But, since the breach was “accidental” and there was no “intention” of breaking the law, no one will be punished for this breach. Thanks for playing.
In a just world, people would hang for this. Or the IRS would be permanently abolished, because it obviously can’t discharge its entrusted duties correctly.
Neither can the census bureau/department of commerce. Come census-taking time, I always tape a large printout on my front and back doors of a NYTimes story, which was published some years ago about the huge internet drop of citizens’ personal information.
..... Wonder how many just happened to be Tea Party, Pro Life, or Religious type groups?
This isn’t a cute Obama game anymore. It’s time to start putting some of these b******* in prison where they belong.
AND THIS IS THE OBOZO AGENCY THAT WILL HAVE YOUR ENTIRE MEDICAL HISTORY ON-LINE. NEED I SAY ANYMORE? THIS GOVERNMENT MUST BE MADE TO HEEL.......
Good thing it was contained to just under one day. Any more than that would be so much more devastating, what with the internet and google cache's and all!
don’t forget the wayback machine....
Like many other Federal agencies the IRS is full of work avoiding porn surfers and affirmative action incompetents. Expect more of this “leaking” in the future from your ObamaCare medical records and NSA data dumps on political enemies.
Stupidity or on purpose or both??? Just expect more.
What’s most disturbing to me about this story—yet another disclosure that would knock any Repub out of the water thanks to the worthless Pravda American media—is that the Clinton/Obama administration has flooded the zone so successfully that no one cares anymore about massive related incompetence and freedom-changing plots against we American Citizens, except us lil’ ole’ FReepers.
And not much more than a dozen of us at that......
Disturbing and sad...
If only we had a party with balls. The “leader” of the house has a spine of spaghetti, wears pink ties and cries like a little girl.
Capital punishment would be appropriate, in fact, would be the only appropriate punishment.
no way...... wow - how many more goof ups like this will be brushed aside before someone gets the guts to clean house?
Abolish the illegal IRS and be rid of these federal IRS ID numbers.
And once again, I suppose “Nobody” did it, Nobody knows Nobody did it, and “Nobody” is responsible?
It is time for the tax revolt.
Set up the escrow account and stop sending these goons and thieves our hard earned money.
It is over. Plain and simple.
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