List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2017
It’s the shortest month of the year, but it has not been short of breaches or cyber attacks.
The list is the usual mix of ransomware attacks and careless employees causing data breaches.
Our US readers, however, will be well aware that tax day is fast approaching, so W-2 phishing is rife. Earlier this month, the IRS sent out an urgent alert warning employers that this W-2 phishing scam had spread beyond the corporate world to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organisations and non-profits.
It’s vital that you ensure that your employer’s HR department knows how to avoid falling for these scams.