Rapid Ransomware Being Spread Using Fake IRS Malspam [source: bleepingcomputer]
by CIRT Team
A new variant of Rapid Ransomware is currently being distributed using malspam that pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service. First detected by Derek Knight, this campaign is a mixup of countries with the IRS being a U.S. entity, the send being a UK email address, and the spam attachment being in German.
This malspam campaign is being sent with emails subjects like “Please Note – IRS Urgent Message-164” and state that the recipient is behind in real estate taxes. It then goes on to tell the recipient to open the attachment to see a compiled report on how much is owed;
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