Scam Alert: TurboTax Phishing Attack

Information provided by KnowBe4phishing-browser

There’s currently a massive phishing scam that looks like it comes from TurboTax. The email tries to make you click on a link to “opt out” of sharing your personal information with others.

The email is a scam, if you click on the link it will download key logger malware which will steal your identity from your computer or phone.

Remember the following things:

  • Always have your Internet Security software updated, but do not rely on it.
  • Always keep all of your software up to date with the latest patches, both computer and phone.
  • Never click on links in emails or text messages unless you are sure it’s legit. For instance, if you want to go to TurboTax, visit their website directly by typing their address in your browser.
  • Think Before You Click! Always take a second to ask yourself if this might be a scam.

To stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity updates, subscribe to blog.knowbe4.com. KnowBe4 is a company that works with businesses to test their security awareness and help identify weaknesses in order to help your business strengthen fraud awareness and lessen opportunities for compromise.

– See more at: https://www.cnbohio.com/AboutUs/CNBNews/security-bulletin/2016/turbo-tax-phishing-attack.aspx

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