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IDG Contributor Network: How to avoid falling for the W-2 phishing scam
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
IDG Contributor Network: How to avoid falling for the W-2 phishing scam
13 March 2017, 12:30 pm



While this blog is nominally mine, I don’t come up with ideas in a vacuum. This article on W-2 scams sprung from a conversation I had with my colleague Steve Williams, who ended up being my co-author. Check out more about him at the end of this piece.

Multiple times each year, LinkedIn feeds and information security forums light up with examples of the latest and greatest versions of phishing attacks. Most recently the hot stories have been about a simple targeted request that avoids links, attachments, and malware, plays friendly with email filters, and appears extremely urgent to the recipient. This form of phishing is known as the W-2 scam.

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Source: Network World Security

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