The IRS might be in a worse situation than they originally thought. It appears that the original breach reported back in May accessed as many as 330,000 accounts and attempted to breach another 280,000. The original investigation only covered February to May of 2015, but the most recent one went as far back as November 2014. This update is likely to cause more harm than good for its current declining favor with the public.
Though little details about the attack has been given, investigators did state that they believed attacks originated from criminals operating in "Russia as wall as other countries". This being said, federal and state tax agencies have joined forces with “representative of tax-preparation companies” to go over the filing process and how to go about better responding to scams. While this is a good step, the problem remains that as a nation we are out of our league when it comes to cyber security.