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Spamvertised 'Tax information needed urgently' emails lead to malware

Security researchers from AppRiver, have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign, enticing end users into clicking on malicious links.
Written by Dancho Danchev, Contributor on

Security researchers from AppRiver, have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign, enticing end users into clicking on malicious links.

Impersonating INTUIT Inc., the maker of the popular tax software TurboFax, cybercriminals are spamvertising links are attempting to trick end users into thinking that "it appears that your name and/or Taxpayer Identification Number, that is stated on your account is different from the data obtained from the Social Security Administration", and that by clicking on link found in the malicious email, they will get the opportunity to check the data on their account.

Upon clicking on  the link, a trojan horse is dropped on the targeted PC using a malicious Javascript.

Users are advised to avoid interacting with suspicious emails, and to ensure that their hosts are free from vulnerabilities most commonly exploited by web malware exploitation kits.

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