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New Ransomware Scam using IRS and FBI to Trick Users

Posted by Jim Whitecotton on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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On August 28th the IRS published a warning about a scam currently spreading across the internet. 

“This is a new twist on an old scheme,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “People should stay vigilant against email scams that try to impersonate the IRS and other agencies that try to lure you into clicking a link or opening an attachment. People with a tax issue won’t get their first contact from the IRS with a threatening email or phone call."

The IRS also provided an example of the fraudulent email:

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The phishing schemes created by the cyber thieves in the world are making it harder and harder to differeniate between real and malicious messages. A strong, multi-layered security program is necessary in today's business world. Omni will help you ensure that your security bases are covered. 

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