Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 29, 2012]

BBB & IRS Spam Campaign

We received so many spam emails about BBB (Better Business Bureau) and IRS (Internal Revenue Service) that we had a closer look at it. The emails come from spoofed addresses, such as alert[at]irs.com, subscriptions[at]irs.com, accounts[at]irs.com, etc. Dear Accountant Officer, Hereby you are notified that your Tax Return Appeal id#[NUMBER] has been REJECTED. If you consider […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jul, 8, 2010]

IRS and AcroIEHelper!

We have been continuously stressing on the importance of malicious attacks through social networks and social engineering methods. Social Carriers like Facebook, Twitter and Social Engineering catalysts like Internet browsers are under constant threat and malware authors are always trying their part to create different kinds of attacks through these vectors. Recent spam related distributions […]