Accounting and tax software provider Intuit sent emails warning users of its flagship QuickBooks accounting software to be on the lookout for phishing emails purporting to be from the company.
The emails appear to be official messages from Intuit, with logos and all, telling people there are issues with their account, such as being unable to verify some information and asking them to click a link that collects personal data.
The company said it will never send an email with a supposed “software update” or “software download” attachment, nor will it send an email asking the recipient to send sign-in or password details, ask for bank or credit card details, or ask business users for confidential information about employees in an email.
The company warned too that hackers seem to have figured out how to insert emails into larger threads to bolster the appearance of legitimacy. Intuit noted that any email from the company should be coming from either an Intuit.com or e.Intuit.com address.