Scam IRS emails deliver malware payload

Just in time for tax season in the U.S., scammers are once again using fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to launch attacks. The latest phishing campaign, discovered by researchers at Heimdal Security, claims to inform recipients of a refund notification from the IRS.

According to a blog post by the research team at Heimdal Security, the emails deliver a very different kind of payload: an attachment that activates Windows PowerShell to downloadKovter and CoreBot.

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