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IRS Makes Spear Phishing Eighth Item on ‘Dirty Dozen’ Scams List

June 9, 2022, 2:25 PM

The IRS has named spear phishing as the 8th item on the 2022 “Dirty Dozen” scams warning list, according to the agency Thursday.

This email scam can be tailored to attack and steal the computer system credentials of any small business with a client data base, and is often used to attempt to steal a tax professional’s software preparation credentials, according to the IRS.

This story was produced by Bloomberg Tax Automation.