IRS Urges Tax Preparers to Perform Deep Security Scans of Computer Drives

7853146846_7b45520dbd_mThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges all tax return preparers to get off to a clean start this January and perform a security deep scan of their computer drives and devices.

Already in 2016, the IRS is seeing multiple email phishing scams – some posing as the IRS – targeting tax preparers. These scams are designed to steal sensitive information – either the preparers’ passwords for IRS accounts or sensitive taxpayer data stored on computers.

 

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