Alert over stolen tax file numbers

Wednesday, 2 August 2006, 11:44 AM EST

More than 170 Australians have had their tax file numbers stolen by online scammers who captured the information from their home computers when they were using the online e-tax system.

The Australian Tax Office has issued a warning about the attack, but said the security breach was not specific to the Tax Office or the e-tax system.

At The Age.

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