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New IRS Form Fraud Campaign Targets G Suite Users

At least 50,000 executives have been affected so far.

Dark Reading Staff

December 17, 2020

1 Min Read

A new scam using an IRS form as its mechanism has been found targeting users of Google's G Suite, with as many as 50,000 executives and "important" employees affected so far.

The campaign, discovered and reported by researchers at Abnormal Security, claims to contain an IRS W-8BEN form in PDF format. The attached form asks for far more personal information than required on the actual W-8BEN, which is the form needed to maintain a nonresident tax-exemption status.

While there is no malware payload attached to the email, providing all the requested information would give the attacker's a treasure trove of personal info that could be used for identity theft and other fraud.

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