AZ Insurance Regulator Warns Of Phishing Scam Targeting Insurance Professionals

 Monday, September 16, 2019

 Insurance Business

Arizona’s Department of Insurance (AZDOI) has sent an email to all insurers operating in the state which warns them of an ongoing phishing scam.

The regulator has warned that email messages falsely claiming to be from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are being sent to insurance professionals.

The emails claim that the NAIC had received a complaint against the professional for submitting a falsified claim, and has a link to the complaint notification.

The email may look official since it prominently displays the NAIC and CIPR logos, but once the suspicious link is clicked it downloads a trojan virus.

Citing information from the actual NAIC and the Arizona Department of Administration Security Operations Center (AZSOC), AZDOI noted that the virus has been identified as Lime RAT, a remote access trojan.
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