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IRS, GAO at odds over cybersecurity requirements on tax preparers

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

IRS says it needs congressional action. The GAO disagrees.

Government, industry scramble to prioritize ransomware amid fallout from pipeline, JBS breaches

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

There's some harmony on ransomware, even as both sides redouble their messages to each other.

Hackers file fake tax returns in scheme to steal IRS refunds

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

It may be open season for coronavirus scammers, but tax frauds aren’t letting up, either.

Tax scammers impersonating ADP, Paychex with aim to steal financial information

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

Those messages are laced with TrickBot, a malicious software strain that typically infects victims through a malicious Microsoft Excel attachment.

Tax prep tools lag in DMARC implementation, advocacy group says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 years ago

Half of the products tested are not using basic email spoofing protection, GCA says.

Watchdog: Despite progress, IRS needs to improve electronic fraud detection

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 years ago

An auditor at the Treasury Department commended the IRS for improvements, but said there's still work to be done.