Tax software customers are the victim of a new phishing scam. - Net - Indir

Tax software customers are the victim of a new phishing scam.

QuickBooks users are being phished for sensitive personal information by an unknown threat actor, according to the software’s maker.

According to a post from BleepingComputer, a number of users contacted Intuit, the business that makes tax software, and warned them to a phishing email campaign that seeks to scare people into handing out critical information. Intuit then issued a warning to all users, outlining the campaign in full.

Victims will reportedly receive an email claiming to be from Intuit, warning that the business has undertaken an account review but was unable to verify some critical information.

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As a result, according to the email, the account has been suspended until the information can be validated. The email, as you might assume, has a “Complete Verification” button that looks to open a data verification form.

Defending yourself against phishing

In actuality, the button will most likely take the victim to a phishing landing page, where any and all information entered will be sent straight to the perpetrators.

QuickBooks customers are cautioned not to open any links or run any email attachments from unknown sources, as is customary. They should delete any such emails they receive right now, and those who have already opened them should delete any files they may have downloaded, scan their PCs with antivirus software, and change their QuickBooks passwords.

Phishing assaults are widespread, but they can typically be detected quite quickly. The email’s domain is usually not the same as the actual company’s, and the company’s name is frequently misspelled or has a replacement character (a zero instead of the letter o, for example).

Phishing efforts are frequently successful because people are often careless, overworked, or rushed.

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