This morning a Social Engineering attack targeting people in Ireland was identified. The attackers are trying to trick people into going to their website, by sending people a fake email that is made to look as if it has come from the Irish Revenue about a tax refund.
The domain been used for this attack is registered to an address in Australia
If you recieve this email do not click on hte link
From: Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs Notice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 30 July 2012 07:32:47 GMT+01:00
Subject: Online Security Notification
This e-mail has been sent to you by Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs to inform you that we must pay you back 278 EUR.
Please allow 2 weeks for you money to be availabe in your account.
To ensure that your service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below:
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Do not reply to this e-mail.
© Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs 2012
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