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Scammers Capitalizing on Tax Season to Spread Zeus

By Vigilize | Monday, March 29, 2010 - Leave a Comment

SC Magazine has reported that cybercriminals have been capitalizing on tax season by sending messages that appear to come from the Internal Revenue Service but actually lead to the data-stealing trojan Zeus.

According to the article, the messages ask users to follow a link and review their tax statement to fix errors related to unreported or under-reported income. The URL leads users to a variant of Zeus, which steals information from compromised systems and sends it back to attackers.

Read the full article posted by SC Magazine: Scammers capitalizing on tax season to spread Zeus


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