Cause it’s the Tax Spam…Yeah, the Tax Spam

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As always, spammers are looking for the “news hook” to get their spam through to users’ inboxes. And this week is no holiday, but it is (in the USA at least) tax season. With taxes due April 15, spammers have geared up their efforts at spewing out quantities of tax-related spam. Here is a selection of spam subjects from Commtouch Detection Centers:

  • get a fast tax refund free
  • get fast relief for irs tax debt
  • tax refund notification (message id nt4838324)
  • need irs tax relief?
  • what the irs doesn’t want you to know!
  • end irs problems
  • tax notification internal revenue service (irs)
  • internal revenue service tax notification
  • put your tax refund to work for you

Since I’m just recovering from having been at RSA all week, my brain is working in unusual ways, and I decided to write a song (yes a song) to the tune of the Beatles song “Taxman”. So… here goes (apologies to the Beatles and no rotten tomatoes please….)

Tax Spam

Let me tell you how it will be;
There’s bots for you, zombies for me.
‘Cause it’s the tax spam,
Yeah, it’s the tax spa-am.

Should text spam appear too small,
Image spam can take it all.
‘Cause it’s the tax spam,
Yeah, it’s the tax spam.

(it’s not valentines) – it’s tax spam time;
(it’s not super bowl) – it’s tax spam time;
(it’s not viagra) – it’s tax spam time;
(nor Mega-D;) – it’s tax spam time.

Tax spam!

‘Cause it’s the tax spam,
Yeah, the tax spam.

Don’t ask me what they do it for, (ah-ah, RBN)
If you don’t want to get some more. (ah-ah, storm worm)

‘Cause it’s the tax spam,
Yeah, it’s the tax spam.

Now spam and malware just won’t die, (tax spam)
until your inbox’s completely fried. (tax spam)
‘Cause it’s the tax spam,
Yeah, it’s the tax spam.

And they’re working for no one but me.

Tax spam! Let me tell you how it will be

 

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