By Luis Chapetti – Security Researcher
Being topical has often been spammers surest bet to increase their success rate, and with tax season soon approaching they are hoping to capitalize again. In just a few short hours, this campaign and others like it continue to make rounds in the thousands, even hundreds of thousands.
Instead of tax returns, the attachment in the email(s) contain a trojan horse application that when opened immediately logs keystrokes and sends any stored passwords as well as the now infected computer information to a command and control center.
Financial documents arriving unexpectedly by email probably aren't what they appear to be, so being vigilant is your best bet in increasing your safety online.