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U.S. Senate panel leaders call for IRS briefing following hacking campaign

U.S. Senate panel leaders call for IRS briefing following hacking campaign

December 17, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Thursday call on the Internal Revenue Service to brief lawmakers on whether any U.S. taxpayer data was compromised in the recent hacking campaign that leverage technology by SolarWinds Corp.

“Given the extreme sensitivity of personal taxpayer information entrusted to the IRS, and the harm both to Americans’ privacy and our national security that could result from the theft and exploitation of this data by our adversaries, it is imperative that we understand the extent to which the IRS may have been compromised,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden wrote in a letter to the tax agency.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)

The post U.S. Senate panel leaders call for IRS briefing following hacking campaign first appeared on One America News Network.

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