Monday March 07, 2016

Seagate Phish Exposes All Employee W-2’s

I guess this just goes to show you that employees are still the weakest link in a company's security chain. Seagate says that less than 10,000 employees were affected.

Email scam artists last week tricked an employee at data storage giant Seagate Technology into giving away W-2 tax documents on all current and past employees, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. W-2 forms contain employee Social Security numbers, salaries and other personal data, and are highly prized by thieves involved in filing phony tax refund requests with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the states.