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United States Tax Court Phishing Attack

by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2008 4:20 AM PDT

added May 15, 2008 at 03:15 pm | updated June 4, 2008 at 01:10 pm

US-CERT is aware of public reports of a phishing attack circulating via email messages that claim to be petitions from the US Tax Court. These messages appear to be legitimate because they may contain very specific information about the message recipient. The message requests that the user follow a link to download additional information or documents. If a user clicks on this link, the website attempts to use JavaScript to install a bogus root certificate that is supposedly issued by "VeriSign Trust Network." The user will normally receive several warnings when the JavaScript code attempts to install the certificate.

More: http://www.us-cert.gov/current/current_activity.html#us_tax_court_spear_phishing

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