Oops! IRS Made Thousands Of Social Security Numbers Public

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The IRS made thousands of Social Security Numbers public, but they’re really sorry. Oh wait, no they’re not. They had no comment for the writer of this article:

Another day, another slipup by the Internal Revenue Service.

The incident involves the unwitting exposure of as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers, maybe more, according to a July 1 audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours, 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. …

Calling the IRS’s efforts at data security “unprofessional and amateur,” Public.Resource.org is requesting that the IRS shut down the entire 527 database to prevent further lapses.

I’ve called the IRS for comment, and I’ll update if I hear anything. (Read More)

I wonder if the victims of this supposed slip up were conservatives.

Oh, and remember, this is the same outfit that’s going to be running the financial aspects of Obamacare. Great.