Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2023
Tax preparation and e-file service compromised to serve malware

The online service, which is authorized by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was spotted serving malicious malware to visitors., the personal online tax preparation and e-file service authorized by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was spotted serving malware to visitors. The service helps taxpayers to file tax returns, experts reported that […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2022
IRS mistakenly published confidential info for roughly 120K taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mistakenly leaked confidential information for approximately 120,000 taxpayers. Bad news for approximately 120,000 taxpayers who filed a form 990-T as part of their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service has accidentally leaked their confidential information. Form 990-T is a form that a tax exempt organization files with the IRS to report its unrelated business income and to figure the tax owed on that income. On Friday, the IRS announced it has […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 21, 2022
Cybercriminals Deliver IRS Tax Scams & Phishing Campaigns By Mimicking Government Vendors

Threat intelligence firm Resecurity details how crooks are delivering IRS tax scams and phishing attacks posing as government vendors. Cybercriminals are leveraging advanced tactics in their phishing-kits granting them a high delivery success rate of spoofed e-mails which contain malicious attachments right before the end of the 2021 IRS income tax return deadline in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2021
Russian citizen Anton Bogdanov sentenced to 5 years for cyber tax fraud scheme

Russian hacker Anton Bogdanov was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for attempting to steal $1.5 million in tax refunds by hacking into tax preparation firms. The Russian citizen Anton Bogdanov (35), aka Kusok, was sentenced by a US Chief District Judge to 5 years of prison for wire fraud conspiracy and computer intrusions. The man attempted […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2019
U.S. taxpayers hit by a phishing campaign delivering the Amadey bot

Cofense researchers spotted a phishing campaign that is targeting taxpayers in the United States to infect them with the Amadey malware. Security experts at Cofense uncovered a phishing campaign that is targeting taxpayers in the United States attempting to infect them with a new piece of malware named Amadey. The Amadey bot is a quite […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2019
Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a malware campaign

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning of an active IRS impersonation scam campaign sending spam emails to distribute malware. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to warn taxpayers of a new scam campaign distributing malware. Last week the US agency has received several reports from taxpayers that received spam messages with “Automatic Income […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2017
US Judge Orders Coinbase to hand over details of 14,355 US citizens to the IRS

A federal judge in the California court has ruled that cryptocurrency exchange portal Coinbase must hand over details of over 14,000 users to the US IRS. In November 2016, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has filed a motion asking the US Federal Court of Northern California to force the US-based cryptocurrency exchange portal to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2017
Business email compromise (BEC), the 5 billion dollar scam

The Federal Bureau of Investigation report reveals that Business email compromise scams caused losses to businesses for 5 billion dollars over four years. Business email compromise (BEC) continues to be a profitable attack technique for crooks and a serious threat to businesses. The FBI has published data related to this specific criminal practice, and financial […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2016
Watch out, IRS Tax Fraud activities on the rise

Security experts and government agencies confirm that IRS Tax Fraud And Phishing campaigns are increasing thanks to new techniques and tools. Internal Revenue Service tax fraud has reached a peak in the last year, crooks are intensifying their activity adopting new techniques to monetize their efforts. According to security experts that are monitoring the phenomena, Tax-related […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2016
IRS is warning taxpayers of a new surge in tax-related incidents

It is a nightmare for taxpayers according to an IRS bulletin there is a 400 percent surge in tax-related phishing and malware incidents. This year the IRS already reported 1,026 malware and phishing incidents, compared to 254 this time last year. The IRS is warning taxpayers of newer forms of attacks aiming victims into disclosing […]