A new method of identity theft spoofs a CEO’s email address to trick an employee into sending W-2 information to hackers. One recent victim of this fraud was Pennsylvania Main Line Health.
11,000 employees of the hospital and health center network had sensitive information stolen by hackers. The company was unaware of the hack until the FBI alerted them to it.
CEO Jack Lynch, issued a statement saying the company is working on informing and protecting their employees, including the standard free credit monitoring service that is often provided in cases of mass identity theft. They are also looking for ways to strengthen their security and awareness to prevent breaches like this from happening in the future.