In a recent Public Service Announcement dated February 21, 2018 entitled “Increase in W-2 Phishing Campaigns,” the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) issued another alert about an increase in phishing campaigns since the beginning of 2018.

According to the FBI, “IRS’s Online Fraud Detection & Prevention (OFDP), which monitors for suspected IRS-related phishing emails,

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning alerting the public to a new email phishing scam that looks like a joint notice from the IRS and FBI about new tax laws.

The phishing email uses the emblems of both agencies, and asks recipients to download an FBI questionnaire related to “changes of tax

Early studies on the causes of data breaches found many occurred after laptops, flash drives or other mobile devices were lost or stolen. But in recent years, data breaches have largely resulted from organized online-targeted phishing, scanning or skimming attacks against individuals and companies.  The attackers sought personal and financial data to use or sell