The IRS has alerted companies and human resources professionalsto a new hacker scheme, in which an email that purports to be fromcompany executives requests personal information on employees.

With hackers increasingly turning their attention to the reamsof personal data, not to mention the cash, in the $5 trillion401(k) market, it's a scheme retirement plan sponsors andadministrators should also be on the watch for.

The scheme, unfortunately, has already seen some success, amidthe surge in phishing e-mails so far this year.

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