IRS, GAO at odds over cybersecurity requirements on tax preparers
IRS says it needs congressional action. The GAO disagrees.
Government, industry scramble to prioritize ransomware amid fallout from pipeline, JBS breaches
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
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
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
Half of the products tested are not using basic email spoofing protection, GCA says.
Watchdog: Despite progress, IRS needs to improve electronic fraud detection
An auditor at the Treasury Department commended the IRS for improvements, but said there's still work to be done.