Taxes: 2,000 taxpayers victims of computer hacking

Nearly 2,000 taxpayer tax accounts were targeted at the end of June. Thousands of tax slips have been tampered with.

A simple click to change his password on the tax website and thus access all the tax data of a person. At the end of June, hackers targeted taxpayers. They attacked 2,000 personal mailboxes to retrieve tax identifiers and passwords and modify tax returns on taxpayer online accounts.

Bercy reacted quickly

This attack worries the public finance union. “They want us to jump into e-administration without having the means“, Explains Jean-François Furnon-Bodin, national secretary Solidaires finances publique. In addition to the theft of personal data, there is a major risk that the bank details recorded on the tax website will be modified.