The advocacy group Abuse.ch 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 PAYMENT.zip attachment, says that the funds will go to Covid-19 relief efforts if the victim does not contact Treasury by May 30.
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