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Payroll Today

Phishers don’t take a summer vacation. You shouldn’t either

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Alice Gilman

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I often get emails from credit card companies or banks I don’t do business with. I know they’re bogus. Seems that my email provider knows it, too. It shuffles them off into the spam folder and I promptly delete them “forever,” which generally means until tomorrow.

But I’m from New York City, so it takes a lot to fool me.

The IRS has pinpointed some new examples of electronic cons known as spear phishing. Don’t take the bait.

Sneakin’ Sally through the alley

Phishers aren’t going to stop poking holes in your computer defenses just because the government is doing a better job of slamming the front door on them. They’re going to try to sneak in through the back door via your social media accounts.

This time, however, the IRS was able to capture and analyze examples of spear phishing. Although these examples target tax pros, and not specifically payroll departments, it’s a lead-pipe cinch that similar payroll-related emails are ...(register to read more)

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