Drake Software blog for tax pros, covering tax, IRS news, and more

Fertile New Ground for Hackers

Fertile New Ground for Hackers

It used to be said that the only things that are inevitable in this life are death and taxes. You might want to add “hacking” to that list. According to the computer information security and cybercrime monitoring website HackRead, it’s being reported that some cybercriminals are targeting much younger victims these days for their Personally Identifiable Information (PII).…

Read more

Identity Thieves Have Gone to the Dark Side of the Net

Identity Thieves Have Gone to the Dark Side of the Net

Some cybercrime doesn’t even take the effort of a hack to make a payday. It’s as easy as shopping online. Computer security journalist Brian Krebs says would-be fraudsters have only to visit an online shop that offers buyers SSNs, stolen credit card numbers and stolen W-2 data on real people.…

Read more