IRS suspends Equifax's taxpayer identity contract

On October 13, 2017, as a result of the massive data breach announced in September and the discovery that the company's website was infected with malware, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service suspended a $7.2 million contract with Equifax pending investigation. A week earlier, the IRS had announced that Equifax would supply it with taxpayer identity verification for users wishing to access their tax records via the IRS's online Secure Access service.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/after-second-bungle-irs-suspends-equifaxs-taxpayer-identity-contract/

tags: Equifax, IRS,

Writer: David Kravets

Publication: Ars Technica