U.K. ham radio operators are being specifically targeted by a phishing scam asking them to open an infected attachment to an email purportedly from Ofcom Spectrum Licensing, an agency responsible for managing civilian use of the radio spectrum.
“Some people have received an email that appears to have come from Ofcom spectrum licensing. The email has not been sent by Ofcom – it is a hoax and should be treated as spam and deleted. We have not experienced a breach of our data or systems and we have taken steps to prevent further such occurrences,” according to a post on the agency’s website.
The email contains a letter directing the recipient to open the malware-infected attachment, according to The Register.