Phishers now pretending to be the IRS...

Here's hoping the powers that be will get serious now that the IRS is being impersonated.... the bad guys are getting overconfident if they feel safe impersonating Government departments like the Department of the Treasury - screenshot at link below:
http://www.websensesecuritylabs.com/alerts/alert.php?AlertID=372

Castlecops also have a writeup (no screenshot):
http://castlecops.com/a6537-IRS_Phish.html

This isn't a new phish - you'll note the Websense alert is dated December - its a resurgence ;)

Published Sat, Feb 25 2006 0:01 by sandi

Comments

# re: Phishers now pretending to be the IRS...

Monday, February 27, 2006 10:14 AM by Alun Jones
I don't see this making a significant change to anything. Note that phishers have been pretending to be the FBI and CIA for several months already. They've even pretended to be banks, and other such corporations with _real_ power.

I see Microsoft filing several "John Doe" lawsuits to try and address these misrepresentations, and I think one or two have even been found, tried, and sentenced. But mostly, it seems that nobody really gives a hoot if someone else is pretending to be them.