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HMRC Phishing Scam

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The ISBuzz Post: This Post HMRC Phishing Scam appeared first on Information Security Buzz.

One of the latest high profile phishing attacks affecting the UK has seen a new social engineering scam impersonating HM’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to trick victims into downloading malware.

This time, the phishing attack is disguised as an HMRC VAT return document which contains links to JRAT malware. The email was even sent using a HMRC-like domain hmirc-gov.co.uk

In response to this, Amy Baker, VP at Wombat Security Technologies suggests that relying on cyber-security technology could be one of the reasons that people keep on falling for these kinds of attacks.Amy Baker, VP at Wombat Security Technologies commented below.

Amy Baker, VP at Wombat Security Technologies:

“This latest HMRC phishing scam is a case and point of how sophisticated social engineering attacks are getting. It uses a slightly different method to convince people to click (an embedded image of a PDF) rather...(continued)

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