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cyber attacks

Spear Phishing: How to Avoid the Newest Tax-Based Scam

In a past blog post, we discussed how cyber criminals will often use tax season as a cover to attack unsuspecting organizations. Usually this is done via a phishing method where the attacker poses as a member of a particular organization’s C-Suite and requests sensitive information be sent their way – like W2 forms, for example. This trick relies on the fact that some HR employees do face requests similar to this, and in such a tense period (tax season), are more likely to slip up and fail to fully verify these requests. With tax season now firmly in the background, one might think that cyber criminals would lay off this method of attack for the time being. Unfortunately, this

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