Affordable Care Act Phishing Campaign

2015-01-15T00:00:00
ID CISA:E37AD00D8AC97CAFA038767503E29943
Type cisa
Reporter CISA
Modified 2015-01-15T00:00:00

Description

US-CERT is aware of a phishing campaign purporting to come from a U.S. Federal Government Agency. The phishing emails reference the Affordable Care Act in the subject and claim to direct users to health coverage information, but instead direct them to sites which attempt to elicit private information or install malicious code.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:

  • Do not follow links or download attachments in unsolicited email messages.
  • Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
  • Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Security Tip for additional information on social engineering attacks.

If affected by the campaign, users should report the incident to appropriate parties within their organization and notify US-CERT.

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