Numerous media outlets recently have reported on the Heartbleed bug
, which is a vulnerability that allows someone to access otherwise encrypted data, including passwords. Be assured your information with the AICPA is safe. AICPA.org and CGMA.org were not affected by this vulnerability. However, it is recommended that you contact any organizations directly that may have been affected by the bug to determine the best course of action.
Tax practitioners should know that the Internal Revenue Service
has said it has not been affected by the Heartbleed bug. CPAs play a vital role in the security and protection of data. You’re encouraged to reach out to your clients and employers that may be affected by this bug to relay cybersecurity best practices
, which can be found on AICPA.org