US-CERT posts warning re: tax phishing scams

This morning, US-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) posted a warning at their Web site about IRS and tax phishing scams. It is that time of year!

As they point out in their warning,

These messages, which may appear to be from the IRS, may ask users to submit personal information via email or may instruct the user to follow a link to a website that requests personal information or contains malicious code.

The US-CERT warning also includes links to many useful documents to help you recognize and avoid these and other phishing scams, including a link to a good article posted at the Wall Street Journal Web site last week: Cybercrooks digging for tax data.

Richard Gordon