Quickbooks Update Scam

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We often get emails forwarded from customers (and soon to be customers :) ) that they get from scammers and suspected scammers and I often wonder just how many folks actually fall for the scam. We got one today that is a perfect example of what to look for if you suspect you're looking at a scam email and, at the same time, how to put together a really bad phishing email. So, starting at the top, the domain name intuitquickbookssupports.com. A quick search at CentralOps confirms that this domain name was just registered in January of this year and that it's registered at GoDaddy. Looking up intuit.com on the same site confirms that that's not where Intuit registers their domain names. Moving on down to the grammar of the…
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Another day, another phishing scam (or two)

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As more and more people continue to work from home, we are seeing attackers leveraging social engineering tactics like phishing even more frequently, knowing that these teleworkers are typically not behind a corporate firewall that would likely block their malicious payloads. With that in mind, I received two emails today that highlight some of the ways that we can identify phishing and avoid becoming a statistic. Both emails appear to be from very different senders with very different approaches but, ultimately, with the same end game; get me to click on a malicious link. The sample below is a simple based email attempting to capitalize on the users fear that their email is about to go away and, if they don't act fast, they will lose data. Note that the…
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