2014 January 21 21:27 GMT
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8556) may contain the following files:
The TurboTax_Payment_Confirmation.scr file in the TurboTax_Payment_Confirmation.zip attachment has a file size of 411,136 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x25875DE2AB3FC279BDBD6A1231BD6FD2
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
> Message Body:
Dear Loyal Customer,
You've received a Tax Refund of $4,120.55.
Kindly find attached file to view your Refund Confirmation
Please keep this refund confirmation for your records.
NOTE: TurboTax/IRS will not request your banking details through email, sms or telephone.
Thank you for using TurboTax®.
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