January 31, 2017

Shopping for W2s, Tax Data on the Dark Web

This post was originally published on this siteThe 2016 tax season is now in full swing in the United States, which means scammers are once again assembling vast dossiers of personal data and preparing to file fraudulent tax refund requests on behalf of millions of Americans. But for those lazy identity thieves who can’t be bothered to phish or steal the needed data, there is now another option: Buying stolen W-2 tax forms from other crooks who have phished the documents wholesale from corporations. A cybercriminal shop selling 2016 W-2 tax data. Pictured in the screenshot above is a cybercriminal shop […]