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Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

 


NEW YORK — Tax day is a little more than a month away, which means phishing season is in full swing.

The IRS says it's seen a "surge" this year in phishing emails, with thieves baiting special hooks for payroll and human-resources workers in hopes of snagging a company's entire stash of employee Social Security numbers and other personal information.

Meanwhile, tax-season phishing attacks against individuals are also up. Last month, the IRS said it had seen a quadrupling of phishing- and malware-related incidents for this year's tax season.

http://www.startribune.com/phishing-season-in-full-swing-as-tax-deadline-looms/371493691/

 

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