Malware spammed out widely posing as income tax email
by Graham Cluley on February 4, 2013
A malware campaign has been spammed out widely, seemingly taking advantage of an important date in the US tax system’s calendar.
January 31st is the deadline for US employers to deliver the W-2 form to all of their workers, used to help calculate the total wages earned by an individual during the course of the year.
So, how might you respond if you received an email like this today?
Subject: FW: 2010 and 2011 Tax Documents; Accountant’s Letter
I forward this file to you for review. Please open and view it.
Attached are Individual Income Tax Returns and W-2s for 2010 and 2011, plus an accountant’s letter.
This email message may include single or multiple file attachments of varying types.
It has been MIME encoded for Internet e-mail transmission.
Attached to is a ZIP file, whose filename will vary depending on the recipient. For instance, if the email is sent to email@example.com, the zip file will be called chris.zip. (More…)