IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract After Equifax Screws Up for the Umpteenth Time

The IRS announced late Thursday night that it has temporarily suspended a $7.25 million contract with Equifax to help verify taxpayers’ identities when creating accounts on the agency’s website, citing “new information available today.”

That “new information” presumably concerned the Equifax webpage which was recently discovered to be redirecting users to download adware. Yesterday, the company took the page down, but denied their systems had been (additionally) compromised, blaming the issue on “a third-party vendor that Equifax uses to collect website performance data.”

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