As tax filing season peaks, a new scam has arrived.
The scam imitates popular online services TypeForm and Microsoft OneDrive with the aim of stealing sensitive personal information.
Email tax scams traditionally spike during the peak of tax season, banking on the fact that many individuals filing taxes are stressed out and may not give proper scrutiny to documents that appear to be from trusted companies.
“Unfortunately, cybercriminals know how stressful tax season is and pull out all the stops by launching email scams that crank the stress volume up to 11,” said Abhishek Iyer, who wrote about the scheme for Armorblox, an email security company.
The scam begins with an email that imitates an automated file-sharing communication from…