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FBI investigates archdiocesan data breach; up to 90,000 affected

March 11, 2014

A data breach of the Archdiocese of Seattle’s computer systems has led to the filing of fraudulent tax returns, according to local media reports.

The FBI is investigating the breach.

“If you would like to see if you have been affected, please check with the IRS to see if a return has already been filed in your name,” the archdiocese said in an urgent message.

As many as 90,000 employees and volunteers who have undergone background checks may be affected, according to a local television news report.


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