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With virus fears dominating the news, it is easy to overlook tax season risks. For cybercriminals, it is the perfect time to deceive taxpayers, your credit union and members out of money and valuable financial data.

“Hackers are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to trick and steal leading up to Tax Day. In recent weeks, AppRiver reported that a tax-themed phishing attack is already underway. Attackers have posed as the popular global human capital company, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and are trying to reach users to tell them their W-2 is ready,” Bryan Becker, product manager for the San Jose, Calif.-based WhiteHat Security, wrote in a company blog post.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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