"Cyber thieves sit back and wait for current events such as tax season which provide an opportunity to manipulate the web for monetary rewards," said Dan Hubbard, senior director, security and technology research, Websense. "With tens of millions of online users filing their taxes on the internet, many web filers readily disclose personal identifiers such as network passwords, social security numbers, bank account numbers, or their mother's maiden name. The combination of having a large pool of potential users to target and the timeliness of the current event could lead to high numbers of both consumer and corporate victims."
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