Auditors find IRS workers prone to hackers

Thursday, 17 March 2005, 8:26 AM EST

More than one-third of Internal Revenue Service employees and managers who were contacted by Treasury Department inspectors posing as computer technicians provided their computer login and changed their password, a government report said Wednesday.

The report by the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration reveals a human flaw in the security system that protects taxpayer data.

By Mary Darlymple at SFGate.

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