IRS security vulnerable to social engineering

Friday, 3 August 2007, 11:26 PM EST

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service computer network is vulnerable to social-engineering hacks with 60 percent of employees changing their computer passwords when requested by phone callers posing as help-desk workers, according to a government auditor.

The IRS employees fell for the ruse even though the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Office (TIGTA) has run similar tests with IRS employees two other times since August 2001.

At InfoWorld.

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