We hear about data breaches almost on a daily basis. It is imperative that businesses be aware of any new scams or sources of data breaches that may be perpetrated against them. It is tax season 2016 and several companies have already been targeted by an email phishing scam resulting in the release of their employees W-2 information to unauthorized third parties. What’s worse is that these emails appear to be coming from management personnel inside the company. According to AllClear ID, which specializes in responding to data breaches, phishing emails are one of the top causes of data breaches. Your business should make sure that the Human Resources and Finance departments are aware of this particularly insidious and sophisticated scam to obtain access to your employees’ data.
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New Phishing Scam Targets W-2 Information
IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s