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Officials warn of spike in hackers targeting taxpayer data

February 23, 2018

Via: The Hill

Federal officials are warning of a spike in phishing campaigns during the IRS’s tax filing season, particularly those targeting information from would-be victims’ W-2 forms.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued an alert late Wednesday warning of an increase in W-2 phishing campaigns.

“This scam is just one of several new variations of IRS and tax-related phishing campaigns targeting W-2 information, indicating an increase in the interest of criminals in sensitive tax information,” the alert says.

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