Social Engineering

Internet Scam Alert

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 <>
Date: 30 July 2012 07:32:47 GMT+01:00
To: <
Subject: Online Security Notification

Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs Online Confirmation

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 complete all the information to process your refund

Please allow 2 weeks for you money to be availabe in your account.
Total refund amount: 278 EUR

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below:

Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs Online Confirmation

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Do not reply to this e-mail.
Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

Member 818779

© Revenue – Irish Tax & Customs 2012

Social Engineering

Video 1

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Video 2

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Video 3

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Video 4

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