It's unbelievable, but the new tax season is around the corner and the bad guys are already at it. This is a two-phase phishing scam of the week you need to watch out for:
PHASE 1: Cybercriminals are sending emails, posing as potential clients, and interested in services from tax professionals. Something with the innocent subject "I need a preparer to file my taxes."
The tax preparer responds, and the bad guys send a second email with a malicious attachment claiming to contain the client tax information. The tax preparer falls for this social engineering attack and opens the attachment (likely enables macros) and that compromises the machine and now the bad guys own the tax preparer's computer.