Bogus Intuit QuickBooks Online Warnings Via Email Lead to Infection

Watch out for emails from Intuit and other software and service providers that appear to be legitimate and make sense on the surface…

I was told by one of our friends/clients today that they had become infected after receiving an email from “” which read something like this:

Subject: QuickBooks Update: Urgent

<Official Intuit QuickBooks Online logo here>

You will not be able to access your Intuit QuickBooks account without Intuit Security Tool (IST™) after 10th of April, 2011.

You can download Intuit Security Tool here.

After a successful download please run the setup for an automatic installation, then login to Intuit Quickbooks online to check that it is working properly.

Of course, they thought it looked official and followed the link through and actually authorized the installation of a malicious software package onto her computer.

Refuse to be a victim and stop clicking on every link that comes in email!  If you question the authenticity, simply don’t click it!

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