Proskauer Rose Revealed Worker Tax Info In Phishing Scam

Law360, New York (April 6, 2016, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Proskauer Rose LLP employees were recently the victims of a phishing scam carried out through a fake email sent to the New York-based firm that led to worker’s personal tax information being disclosed, a Proskauer representative confirmed Wednesday.

The firm became aware of the scam on March 31, after it complied with an email from an “unauthorized third party” claiming to be a senior executive making a purportedly “legitimate request” for employees’ 2015 W-2 tax forms.

While it did not say whether any employees had suffered from identity theft or any other harm as a result of the ill-gotten information, Proskauer...

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