The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday said it recently discovered and halted an automated bot attack on its electronic filing PIN application website. Identity thieves used malware in an attempt to generate E-file PINs for 464,000 Social Security numbers stolen from another source, the IRS said. The hackers succeeded in accessing an E-file PIN for 101,000 of those numbers. No personally identifiable information was compromised or disclosed by its systems, the IRS said. It will mail notifications to inform affected taxpayers of the incident.
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