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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on January 22, 2015.

Email Detail

From: TAX@irs.gov [mailto:tax@irs.gov]

Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:01 AM
Subject: Your FED TAX payment (ID:J37IRS685686478) was Rejected

Summary

Email informs recipient that a federal tax payment sent by their checking account was returned. The email instructs the recipient to open an attached ".zip" file for more information.

Intent of the Email

This fraudulent email contains a ".zip" file that contains a known virus. The sender is attempting to install dangerous malware on computers.

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Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email

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