Tags Internal Revenue Service
Digital student-aid form takes a hit as IRS data retrieval tool goes down
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
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
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
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
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
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.