Malware spammed out widely posing as income tax email

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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?

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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