Tax season is coming to an end, but unfortunately, the IRS and tax-related scams are not slowing down. In this month’s Threat Spotlight, we discuss W-2 fraud and why it can be even more successful after tax day.
The Barracuda Email Threat Scanner scans and analyzes thousands of corporate mailboxes daily across the world, giving us an interesting view into some of the more targeted phishing and spear phishing attacks. Attackers continue to evolve their tactics to evade spam detections and target unsuspecting users.
W-2 Phishing Scam – attacker uses multiple techniques to trick someone into sending the employee W-2 forms
Asaf Cidon is vice president of content security services at Barracuda Networks. In this role, he is one of the leaders for Barracuda Sentinel, the company's AI solution for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defense. Barracuda Sentinel utilizes artificial intelligence to learn the unique communications patterns inside customer organizations to identify anomalies and guard against these personalized attacks. Asaf was previously CEO and co-founder of Sookasa, a cloud storage security startup that was acquired by Barracuda. Prior to that, he completed his PhD at Stanford, where his research focused on cloud storage reliability and performance. He also worked at Google’s web search engineering team. Asaf holds a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion.