HR Brief - April 2018

FBI Warns of Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks: The FBI warns that cyber criminals are posing as HR employees and using a phishing scam to get employees to provide the scammer with  access to the company’s selfservice payroll platform.  When employees click on the link within the  scammer’s email and provide the requested information, they unknowingly provide the scammer with their W-2 and pay stub information. The scammer can then change direct deposit  instructions, passwords, credentials and email addresses linked to the account to avoid detection. In the majority of cases, employers were not aware of anything until workers reported they weren’t receiving their wages.

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