Report finds security weaknesses in IRS computer system

Monday, April 7, 2008 | 10:21 p.m. CDT; updated 8:35 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

WASHINGTON — One more tax-season dread: A week before the filing deadline, Treasury watchdogs said Monday that poor controls over IRS computers could allow a disgruntled employee, agency contractor or outside hacker to steal taxpayers’ confidential information.