Gone but Not Forgotten

Silicon.Com reports that tax credits website closed down by ID fraudsters in 2005 will not be back online before next summer at the earliest - and may never be reopened, the government has admitted.

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 'e-portal' was targeted by criminals who stole the identities and personal details of almost 13,000 staff at the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) and Network Rail and exploited poor security and ID checks to make fraudulent online claims for tax credits.

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