Equifax has had a second security breach and that was enough for the IRS to suspend work with the credit reporting bureau under a recent $7.2 million contract extension. "There is still no indication of any compromise of the limited IRS data shared under the contract".
In a statement Friday, the IRS said it suspended the contract as "a precautionary step" while the agency reviews the company's security systems.
The incident comes just over a month after Equifax disclosed a massive data breach in which hackers stole the personal information of more than 145 million USA consumers.
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At an October 4 House hearing, IRS officials told lawmakers that a bid for identity management services and e-authentication of taxpayer identities was initially awarded to another contractor, later confirmed to be Experian Information Solutions.
According to the Equifax spokesperson, the Internal Revenue Service told the company on Thursday that it had issued a stop-work order under its contract, which the agency had awarded without considering other bidders.
The company has come under massive pressure since revealing on September 7 that hackers breached its systems in May to gain access to Social Security numbers, birth dates and other personal information on millions of Americans.
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Both the IRS and Equifax came under heavy fire from Congress last week who lambasted IRS executives about their decision to award the extension to Equifax.
While the contract is suspended, taxpayers will not be able to create new accounts in the tax agency's Secure Access program, which enables taxpayers to securely access certain IRS services online. "We can not know taxpayers are protected until Equifax is banned from all federal contracts".
This time Equifax discovered a issue with a third party vendor it uses to collect website performance data. We are engaging IRS officials to review the facts and clarify available options.
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The Government Accountability Office later disputed the assertion that IRS had no choice, saying contracting law allowed for the agency to start working with Experian by citing urgent and compelling circumstances that would significantly affect the interests of the US government.