Jonathan Ziss, Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group and leader of its accountants practice, spoke with a reporter from The Inquirer in Philadelphia about identity theft risks during tax season.
“Let’s face it, the CPA community is at risk because that’s where the money is, including sensitive data and electronic funds transfers and refunds,” says Jonathan in reference to company-targeted hacking scams.
He continues on to say, “Tax preparers are as vulnerable as any other segment. That said, the CPA community has always been very attentive to data security and tech-savvy regardless of age. They embrace encryption early on.” Jonathan concludes by recommending any CPA that is hacked to contact local law enforcement, the FBI, the IRS, and state tax authorities.
“Identity Thieves May Target You and Your CPA Just in Time for Tax Day,” The Inquirer, April 17, 2017