Security Notice: Beware of False IRS “Tax Transcript” Email
The IRS issued a warning for businesses concerning a new email scam using IRS tax transcripts as bait to deliver malware. The malware, known as Emotet, seeks to obtain financial information by infecting the victim’s network. This particular scam delivers a false tax transcript (summary of tax return information) as an attachment. If the victim opens the attachment, their network or device could become infected with the Emotet malware. The IRS alert goes onto say that it does not send unsolicited emails to the public. Additional information on this specific attack, including what to do if you believe you may be impacted, can be found on the IRS website.