IRS warns against new phishing scams for 2019 tax season
With several massive data breaches last year, the IRS says the taxpayers and preparers should be extra vigilant as criminals could use information obtained in those breaches to fuel a tax scam.
A month later, agencies still lagging, vulnerable in move to DMARC
More than a third of federal agencies still have not adopted Department of Homeland Security-mandated security measures that stop attackers from spoofing email.
State Department suffers outage of unclassified email
The State Department experienced an unclassified email outage Friday morning, an official told FedScoop.
Social Security Administration adds second factor to web login
Starting June 10, the website will require users to receive a one-time code on their phone or via email and enter it while logging in with their usual username and password.
Scammers promise video proof of fake Clinton scandal, victims get malware instead
A uniquely strange email phishing campaign is finding success by convincing people to click a link that promises a non-existent video, purportedly showing democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton exchanging money with terrorists, according to Symantec's security research team. When the supposed video download link is clicked, malware is instead installed onto the victim’s computer.