Tags Internal Revenue Service

Digital student-aid form takes a hit as IRS data retrieval tool goes down

by Evan Fallor • 4 months ago

An IRS tool used to upload tax information in the FAFSA is down, leaving some students scrambling as federal aid deadlines approach.

Synack and IRS join forces for private bug bounty program

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

The IRS has awarded a $2 million sole-source contract to a crowdsourced security company to penetration test its computer networks using a global network of vetted white-hat hackers.

IRS comes under fire for lagging to adopt cyber defenses

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, is under fire for delaying to upgrade its network security with a tool that would help protect it from hackers.

IRS warns of phishing scam targeting tax professionals

by Greg Otto • 11 months ago

The IRS issued a warning Thursday urging tax professionals to look out for emails from senders pretending to be tax software companies.

Amid new cyberattacks, IRS shuts down e-Filing PIN tool

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The Internal Revenue Service has abandoned its e-File PIN number tool — used by online taxpayers to verify their identity when they file their annual tax return form 1040 — following new cyberattacks by online fraudsters.

Challenge winners mock up IRS websites of the future

by Greg Otto • 1 year ago

A contractor working for Sandia National Labs and a San Francisco-based web designer were among the winners of a challenge that aimed to improve the IRS’s website.