Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alert: Intuit phishing scam email

A scam email has been sent and we received an alert from Intuit. It is fairly convincing and they are concerned that many of their customers may have followed the instruction in the email and infected themselves. We would like two things: Please let us know if you received the email. We will pass the information along to Intuit to help them gauge the spread. Please also let us know if you followed the instruction so we can disinfect your computer.

Here’s a copy of the email:

From: Intuit Company [mailto:update@intuit.com]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 11:55 AM
Subject: Intuit Update

Dear customer,

NOTE: Read this letter up to the end. You will mislay access to your account on Intuit website without actions described below,
Because of the increasing number of attemptsto hack the accounts of clients we are doing everything to perfect the technology of our security system. Thats why you need to do these actions to perfect the security of your Laptop.
Please do all the actions of this instruction:
1. Change your password on your private cabinet at least once a month.
2. Install and update your antivirus regularly.
Do not pass login and password from our service to others.
3. Do not install expansion to your browser from the unknown vendors.
4. Download and install Intuit Secure Software, which guards your browser from viruses done to steal information (usernames, passwords, etc.). Also it will provide additional security when working with a private cabinet and your financial information. NOTE: Beginning with 24 of April 2010 you wont have an admittance to the services of our company without an installed Intuit Secure Software.
System requirements :
Mozilla FireFox 2.0 and above
Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 2003, Seven
Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
ATTENTION: You will not be able to use our service without update from 24 of April 2010
Download :
·  Intuit Secure Software for Quickbooks Users
·  Intuit Secure Software for Intuit Merchant holders
·  Intuit Secure Software for PayCycle customers
·  Intuit Secure Software for Quicken users

If you are not Microsoft Windows user you can use our services as usual



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