The advocacy group has found a Covid-19-related malspam campaign that impersonates the U.S. Treasury Department and more than likely looks to steal a taxpayer’s credentials using a remote access trojan.

In a recent Twitter post, the group shows a fraudulent letter from the Treasury Department that seeks to get the taxpayer to contact Treasury and update their personal information in exchange for a payment that was being held up in their name.

The email, which has a subject line of U.S. DEPT. OF TREASURY/PAYMENT and a CONTRACT attachment, says that the funds will go to Covid-19 relief efforts if the victim does not contact Treasury by May 30.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.