Several news media outlets have reported that the IRS mistakenly published about 2,000 social security numbers in tax returns belonging to political organizations.
Unfortunately, Identity Finder first reported on a similar breach last year. You can download the study here. In this report we scanned 2.89 million Form 990s belonging to 728,847 organizations from 2001-2006. We found 472,866 SSNs (171,005 Unique) on those forms. At least 35% belonged to tax preparers, and the remainder belonged to scholarship recipients, directors, trustees, and donors (in order of proportion).
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