In April 2014, it was exposed that a cybercrime gang has been hacking into HR Departments at various organizations across the US and filing fraudulent tax refunds requests. The hackers were able to gain access to the victims information with stolen login credentials allowing full access into the 3rd-party payroll provider that was being used. Information that was stolen included the employee’s Social Security number, address, wages and employer identification number.
This scam is believed to have affected thousands of people and resulted in over $1 million dollars in fraudulent tax returns.
For more information, read Tax Fraud Gang Targeted Healthcare Firms.
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