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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Maker of TurboTax for Rise in Tax Fraud ID Theft

Two taxpayers affected by identity theft filed a class-action lawsuit against Intuit, which oversees tax software TurboTax, The Washington Post reported.

Security Technology a Greater Priority Among Accounting Professionals as Financial Industry Hit with Breaches

The No. 1 priority for accounting professionals was having proper IT security technology to manage data protection and privacy, according to the American Institute of CPAs.

Tax Sale Firm SRI Confirms Financial Info Data Breach

An estimated 9,000 people may have their information exposed after an outsider accessed personal information at SRI Incorporated's website without permission, SC Magazine reported.

Daily News Roundup

Wikileaks has published a searchable database of every Sony Pictures email and document stolen by hackers last year.

Privacy Protection Advocates Voice Concerns About Federal Data Breach Law

As lawmakers consider approving a federal data breach notification law, privacy protection advocates are concerned that the new legislation could weaken state consumer protections, The Washington Post reported.

Target Nearing $20 Million Settlement After Financial Services Hit Hard by Retailer's Breach

Target is nearing a settlement to cover millions of costs incurred by the financial services sector after the company's massive data breach in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported.

BYOD Studies Reveal Major Corporate Security Loopholes

A new study on bring-your-own device policies found employees are not concerned about enterprise security as they should be, potentially leaving companies at risk for data breaches, ZDNet reported.

Law Enforcement, IRS Already Cracking Down on Tax Identity Theft

It can often take months for people to realize their identities were stolen during tax season, yet local, state and federal law enforcement know the signs of a falsely filed return and can take steps to investigate a situation early on, NBC News reported.

Law Enforcement, IRS Already Cracking Down on Tax Identity Theft

It can often take months for people to realize their identities were stolen during tax season, yet local, state and federal law enforcement know the signs of a falsely filed return and can take steps to investigate a situation early on, NBC News reported.
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