Legal Quick Hit: Combatting W-2 Fraud: A Privacy Risk for Employees and an Often Uninsured Risk for Companies
Date/Time Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM GMT/UTC
Duration 60 Minutes
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Unfortunately, many companies and their HR professionals are often duped into sending W-2s to cyber thieves who then use the information to attempt to fraudulently file tax returns and claim refunds. Fraudsters bypass all the security devices, firewalls, perimeter defenses, and even APT defenses, and merely ask the people with the keys to the kingdom to hand over the goods...and they do so. Employees miss the fact the email requesting the W-2s is not from the CEO or CFO bacuase the email may appear to be legitimate. 

This webinar will discuss:

  • The common signatures of such attacks
  • Ways to alert and train employees to lower the risk of a successful attack
  • How such cases are handled by the IRS
  • Related cases that indicate losses may not be covered by cybersecurity insurance



Elizabeth McGinn, Partner, BuckleySandler LLP




This call is free and exclusive to ACC members. 


Please note this presentation will take place during a regularly scheduled committee call and has not been accredited for CLE/CPD credit. 

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