Hackers know when people are vulnerable, and since its tax time, they’re busy trying to catch people off guard.
TurboTax is a very popular online tax preparation site, and at the moment the bad guys have massive active campaigns that look like they come from TurboTax. The email subject is about “important privacy changes”. They want people to click on the link to “opt out” of having their personal information shared, but that’s an obvious social engineering trick.
Please share the following information with your clients, family and friends:
At the moment, there is 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.
Best practices to avoid these issues are:
- Have your Internet Security software up-to-date, but do not plan to rely on it exclusively
- Keep all your software up-to-date with latest patches. This includes your smartphone.
- Never click on links in emails or texts unless you know it’s legit.
- Think before you click!