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Human Resources departments’ hacks lead to tax fraud

April 15, 2014

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Brian Krebs has discovered a web administration portal that has been used by cybercriminals to process fraudulent tax refunds. The attackers managed to hack HR departments of several American companies and stole personal data of their employees. The data were than used to file fraudulent tax refund requests on their behalf. The system of electronic tax refund requests as well as advanced software allows the cybercriminals to process all the frauds in a fully automatic manner.

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