Tips to stay safe online

These days most people are spending more time at home and a lot more time online. Whether people are online for work, school, a virtual gathering or shopping, online security is more important than ever. Everyone should be mindful of risks they may encounter when they share devices, shop online and interact on social media. Taxpayers might find [...]

January 29th, 2021|Hacking, Identity Theft, Scammers|

Big changes coming to boost info security when filing IRS returns

  Preventing identity theft with new data safeguards   Cybersecurity and identity theft are key concerns of the IRS, as evidenced by the latest edition of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee’s (ETAAC) annual report to Congress.   This year, as part of its identity theft prevention strategy, ETAAC announced several new security initiatives that’ll [...]

September 20th, 2017|Hacking, Identity Theft, W-2s, W2 Requirements|

Feds have ways to protect employee identity: What they want from you

KEEPING DATA SECURE—AND BEING READY WITH CRISIS RESPONSE   Here’s something an increasing number of Payroll pros have had to tell employees: “Your identity has been stolen.”   Fact is, 7% of the U.S. population – 17.6 million citizens – fell victim to identify theft in 2014, according to Mark Eichorn of the Federal Trade [...]

June 21st, 2017|Hacking|

Tips for Keeping Your Company Data Secure

Small businesses are a popular target of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day, successful ones can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over half of small businesses soon close following a successful cyberattack. Fortunately, there are effective measures you can take to prevent hackers, scammers, and other ne’er-do-wells from compromising your [...]

May 24th, 2017|Hacking, Recordkeeping, Scammers|

Hackers are targeting payroll data: 6 ways to stay safe

Be Cautious about requests for information If you received an email from your CEO requesting W-2 data, you'd probably want to reply as quickly as possible. One problem: You could inadvertently be sending payroll information to a hacker. Phishing schemes involving W-2s have spiked recently – so much so that the IRS has just issued [...]

October 7th, 2016|Hacking|

Payroll Giant ADP has been hacked

Payroll giant ADP has suffered a security breach in which hackers have stolen tax and salary information, according to a report from Krebs on Security. The hackers reportedly registered accounts using employees’ names at its customer firms, which ADP claims occurred after those companies inadvertently released sensitive data on ADP accounts. This made it easier [...]

October 7th, 2016|Hacking|