Malware Open Season on Taxpayers

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Modified 2018-08-15T13:45:58


As any reader of this site knows, cybercriminals can steal your money not just by putting malware on your machine, but by phishing attacks too. Phishing attacks don’t just target online banking and e-payment systems, but almost any site which asks the user to input sensitive data.

Sites run by national government agencies are a prime example as they often demand a wealth of personal information which goes far beyond a simple user name or account number + PIN. While filling in a tax return online might seem like a great way to save time and paper, it gives cybercriminals a great opportunity to scoop all your details at once – data which could then be used to steal your identity and/or commit further crimes in your name.

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