University employees vulnerable after tax data breach involving W-2 vendor

Hannah Knowles reports that a breach involving a W-2 vendor has left employees in the education sector at risk of tax refund fraud. This time, it’s W-2 Express and Stanford University, although other clients of W-2 Express are also reportedly affected:

At least 600 current and former Stanford employees are vulnerable to tax fraud following the illegitimate download of their W-2 forms through a third-party service.


A perpetrator or group of perpetrators had used hundreds of Stanford employees’ Social Security numbers and dates of birth to download W-2 forms from the vendor W-2Express, which the University uses to make tax forms accessible online.

Stanford was not the only W-2Express client targeted. Other employers using the vendor are also currently dealing with data breaches.

Read more on Stanford Daily.

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