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    IRS Hacked for Data on 104,000 People

    Financial aid turned into a financial raid. A record-finding tool called Get Transcript meant to be used for downloading old returns for use in mortgage and loan applications has instead been hacked by identity thieves, who downloaded personal financial information on a hundred thousand taxpayers — only half the number they attempted to access before the tool was shut down — using previously stolen information like social security numbers and purchasing histories, which may indicate organized crime connections. The IRS will be mailing letters to anyone who was affected starting this week. 

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