Skip to comments.IRS still vulnerable to hackers: GAO
Posted on 03/28/2016 8:00:37 PM PDT by jazusamo
The IRSs computers remain vulnerable to hackers, the governments top auditor said Monday, saying changes were still needed months after the agency suffered a breach that saw hundreds of thousands of taxpayers most sensitive information stolen.
Passwords to key agency systems could be easily guessed, and investigators from the Government Accountability Office found the IRS didnt require regular password changes an important part of modern cybersecurity.
The tax agency also failed to load the latest security patches, ran obsolete software on systems, and granted some employees access both physical and electronic to systems they didnt need to do their jobs.
And while the IRS had guidelines on maintaining and updating security procedures, the agency sometimes didnt follow its own procedures, GAO investigators said.
These deficiencies are the basis of our determination that IRS had a significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting in its information security in fiscal year 2015, investigators concluded in their public report.
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Maybe Lois Lerner can help.
Yep, Lerner and Koskinen are two peas in a pod. LOL
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