Cybersecurity experts at this week’s RSA security conference are warning people to take steps to prevent hackers from stealing their W-2 forms and other sensitive tax documents.
The warning follows several incidents in which hackers sent company officials what appeared to be legitimate requests for copies of their workers’ W-2s.
Such “phishing” attacks are increasing — and can be avoided, said Kevin O’Brien, chief executive of GreatHorn, a Boston-based security company.
In an interview, O’Brien discussed the problem and what to do about it.
Traditionally, Americans have received their W-2 forms via “snail...