Fake and Virus Email - "Notice of Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)"
July 1, 2015
Cyber-criminals are sending out different versions of the email message below with the subject: "Notice of Underreported Income." The email message has a link to a malicious website that will attempt to trick the potential victims into downloading virus, Trojan horse or other malware onto their computers.
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The Fake and Virus Email Message
From: HM Revenue and Customs [noreply@hmrc .gov.uk]
Subject: Notice of Underreported Income
Taxpayer ID: ufwsd-000004152670UK
Tax Type: Income Tax
Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)
Please review your tax income statement on HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ).Download your HMRC statement.
Please complete the form. You can download HMRC Form herc
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into clicking onto the link within the email, downloading and opening the malicious file, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
Once their computers have become infected with a Trojan horse or some other malware, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computesr to commit cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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