Hackers Are Targeting Taxpayers. Here’s How to Protect Your Data – TheStreet

The information that is stolen from a tax return is extremely valuable to hackers since it can be used for financial or medical theft and used or sold for spear phishing, account takeovers, ransomware or to start a cyberattack at your employer, in your place of work, Atif Mushtaq, chief product officer at SlashNext, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based anti-phishing company, told TheStreet.