Security Short Take: Blame for IRS data breach laid on cybersecurity cuts
The IRS breach revealed last week will be Topic No. 1 at a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, and agency officials are expected to place the blame for the data leak on lawmaker-driven cutbacks in funding.
Criminals stole sensitive information affecting roughly 100,000 taxpayers through the agency’s “Get Transcript” app. The IRS disclosed the breach on May 26.