Form W-2 data thefts are rocketing, warns FBI

Businesses beware! Online criminals have ramped up their attempts to steal W-2 information from the finance and human resources departments of organisations, according to a warning issued by the FBI.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Scammers target tax preparers with last-minute phishing attacks

Scammers are sending last-minute phishing attacks to tax preparers in the hopes of making off with taxpayers’ refunds.

It seems nothing is certain, except scams, death, and taxes.

David Bisson reports.

Scammers target firms with W-2 phishing/CEO fraud blend

The IRS is warning organizations to be on the lookout for scammers that blend CEO fraud with W-2 phishing.

David Bisson reports.

Get Transcript IRS fraud lands married couple in prison

A married couple have been jailed for abusing the Internal Revenue Service’s “Get Transcript” feature to commit fraud.

David Bisson reports.

More companies hit by fake CEO attack to steal employees’ payroll information

It seems that February was a busy month for scammers, who managed to trick a number of companies into coughing up confidential payroll information about their staff.

Seagate employees at risk of identity theft after tax forms disclosed

Past and present US employees of data storage firm Seagate are learning to face the facts: their identities may now be in the hands of a criminal gang, after the company revealed that a phishing attack had successfully stolen personal and tax information.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Tax-related phishing scams and malware attacks have quadrupled, says IRS

The IRS says that the number of reports it has received of phishing and malware schemes targeting US consumers have rocketed this tax season – claiming that it has seen an “approximate 400 percent surge”.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

IRS hacker attack puts US tax payers at risk

The IRS has admitted that for more than two months malicious hackers targeted its systems, and managed to gain access to information about more than 100,000 tax payers.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Malware attack claims the IRS has rejected your tax appeal

Have you received an email from the IRS saying that your tax refund appeal has been rejected?

Watch out!