W-2 Scam still prevalent

As we were warned in March by the state Office of Cybersecurity may happen, there has been a significant increase in the number of individuals across the state who have been victims of phishing schemes related to W-2 forms.

As the deadline for filing federal income taxes looms, the Office has announced that during the first quarter of this year, 55 data breaches were reported, with more than two-thirds of those related to a W-2 phishing scheme.

Those numbers compare poorly to the numbers for all of 2016, with a total number of breaches of 68, with 10% related to W-2 scams.

Read the full article at: https://cybersecurity.wa.gov/firms-across-u-s-falling-victim-to-email-scam-e45950d6da0f

Safe Computing!!

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