IR-2018-161, Aug. 7, 2018 Español
WASHINGTON — As cybercriminals continue to increasingly pursue tax professionals' data, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today released lessons learned by victims in the tax community to help others avoid being targeted by identity thieves.
In recent years, hundreds of tax professionals experienced data thefts or breaches that exposed their clients' personal information to cybercriminals and to tax-related identity theft.
Today, several of those tax professionals offer their suggestions to their colleagues, actions they wish they had taken to safeguard their customers and their businesses. The tips range from taking out cyber insurance to using stronger private networks. These suggestions – pulled anonymously from victimized professionals -- offer an opportunity for the tax community to learn from these common mistakes and avoid a devastating data loss for their clients and their business. Click here to read the full article.