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Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving: Targets Include Hospitals

Cyber criminals are using spoofing techniques to disguise an email, making it appear like it's coming from an executive within the organization so that the recipient (usually in the payroll or HR department) feels compelled to respond. The cyber criminal asks for a list of employees and their W-2s. They intend to use this information to fake a tax return and fraudulently collect an employee's refund before the employee files themselves.