Sunday, February 28, 2016

A hack revisited -- thanks to what hacks, or hackers?

Some hack left IRS computers open for hackers, who hacked 'em but bad:

Hack Brief: Last Year's IRS Hack Was Way Worse Than We Realized

The triple zeroes are what staggers you half the time. Crunching the huge numbers can provoke amazement, shock or outrage. "WHEN THE IRS first reported a hack", it says, "that exposed taxpayer accounts’ vulnerable information, it pegged the number of affected people at a little over 100,000. Today, in its second upward revision, the number of affected people now stands at over 700,000."

There are about 315 million people in the USA. Thus in just this one hack, one out of every 450 individuals here was left naked to digital mayhem. Each household on average allegedly has 2.54 people in it. If we conservatively estimate that each "taxpayer" lives with one immediate family member, e.g. a dependent, a stupid, inexcusable lapse like this is affecting more like one out of every 225 of us. And this incident is just a drop in the bucket of the IRS's mayhem, persecution and vicious tyranny over the sheeple!

Sure, most of the people whose info was compromised won't have any trouble from it -- I think. But it's no healthier for America to have this going on than to force every non-plutocrat who gets on an airplane to pass through the lust brigade.

Who's minding the store? Or are they just rioting in it?

"Today, in its second upward revision" -- watch this space.


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