Avanan’s research into tax spoofs of fintech apps was featured in DarkReading. Hackers use credential-harvesting sites to obtain the victim’s information by sending fraudulent tax notification emails. In the blog, Avanan describes how to protect against five common tax scams. As DarkReading writes:


To guard against these attacks, Avanan recommends that security pros:

Tell employees not to do their personal taxes on company assets and or use their corporate email addresses

Encourage employees to check URLs before clicking on tax-related emails.Ask employees to log in directly to the financial institution when receiving tax notification emails

Teach them to contact IT when they are unsure an email is legitimate.

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