Feds called in over Trojan tax scam

Tuesday, 11 January 2005, 11:58 AM EST

A spokesperson for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) confirmed the spam outbreak illegally circulating under the ATO's moniker, saying both the e-mails and associated Web sites were presently under investigation by both AFP and the tax office's own internal forensics and computer investigations unit.

The ATO spokesperson also confirmed some of the scam e-mails directed unwitting recipients to an Australian-hosted Web site which appears to have since been shifted overseas, thus muddying legal jurisdictions.

By Julian Bajkowski at PC World.

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