Alpha Payroll fires employee victimized by W-2 Phishing scam

BEC attack compromised all of the 2015 W-2 records produced by the firm for their clients.

Punishing the victim of a crime feels wrong, but that’s exactly what happened to one unnamed employee at Alpha Payroll Services in Trevose, Pennsylvania. The firm recently disclosed they were the victim of a Phishing scam targeting W-2 data that was compiled for their customers.

In a letter dated April 29, published this week by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s breach notification website, a lawyer representing Alpha Payroll Services LLC disclosed that the company compromised client W-2 records after an employee feel victim to a Phishing scam.

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