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Spoofed IRS notice delivers RAT through link updating trick

22
Sep
2017
Spoofed IRS notice delivers RAT through link updating trick

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The malware delivery trick involving updating links in Word documents is apparently gaining some traction: the latest campaign to use it likely takes the form of fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The fake email includes an attachment, supposedly a CP2000 notice, which is sent by the IRS when the income and/or payment information they have on file doesn’t match the information the person reported on his or her tax return. This mismatch could be the result of an error or an indication that someone else used their name and social security number to file a fraudulent tax return.

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