Today the Internal Revenue Service announced the third entry on its annual “dirty dozen” list of the tax schemes most commonly encountered by taxpayers during tax filing season. Even though instances of tax-related identity theft have declined markedly in recent years, the IRS warns that this practice is still widespread and remains serious enough to

irsOur colleagues Mark McCreary and Kevin Dermody have published an excellent article entitled “Don’t Get Caught in ‘Phishing Season’” on their Privacy Compliance & Data Security blog.  Their article warns of the very real dangers that tax season brings to companies, which are increasingly being targeted by “phishing” or “spear phishing” cyberattack scams.