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Increased security needed in lieu of recent QuickBooks phishing Frauds

12-04-2021 10:24 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Brandon, MB –December 4, 2021: Intuit has recently warned QuickBooks users of ongoing phishing campaigns that impersonate the company, thus luring potential victims with fake renewal charges. The company said it received reports from customers that they were emailed about their QuickBooks plans expiring.
"This email did not come from Intuit. The sender is not associated with Intuit, is not an authorized agent of Intuit, nor is their use of Intuit's brands authorized by Intuit," Intuit said. It went on to remind consumers not to click any links embedded in the emails or open any attachments.

Customers who did click on any links or open any attachments were advised to delete any downloaded files immediately, scan their systems using an up-to-date anti-malware solution and change their passwords. Customers were alerted to a fraud in July this year asking them to call a designated phone number to upgrade to QuickBooks 2021 until the end of the month to avoid having to face database corruption issues or company backup files removed automatically.
Changing a password has never been more necessary than at times like these. In June, TurboTax customers were warned that some of their personal and financial info was accessed by attackers. The company also said that that was not a "systemic data breach of Intuit."

An investigation determined that the attackers used credentials obtained from "a non-Intuit source" to access the customers' accounts and their name, Social Security number, address(es), date of birth, driver's license number, financial information, and more.

QuickBooks has always maintained that its users use a complex password with a specific password required for each data file. In the case of multiple company files, a password would be needed for each of those company files. The password requires a combination of atleast seven characters, including one uppercase letter and a number. QuickBooks also recommends changing the password every ninety days. This has proved to cause a strain on accountants and bookkeepers with managing different user passwords and having to change them every 90 days.

E-Tech recommends using the QuickBooks Password reset tool in case of a lost, unknown or forgotten password. E-Tech is a leading QuickBooks consultancy service provider in North America.
It is important to keep in mind that the password can only be reset if the product and personal information is available. In most cases, only the admin or an authorized user can reset the password using the automated password reset tool.
If, for any reason, the password reset tool won’t work, E-Tech’s Password Recovery Service will assist with the recovery or password reset from all versions of QuickBooks Data files. In case of a forgotten Administrator password, the service can recover or reset the password from the data file so it can be opened as the Administrator. This service works with all versions of QuickBooks including QuickBooks for Mac, QuickBooks Enterprise, Pro, and Premier.

Melanie Ann
Media Relations
E-Tech
136 11 th St
Brandon, MB R7A 4J4
Melanie@e-tech.ca
www.e-tech.ca

About E-Tech

Founded in 2001, E-Tech is a leading file repair, data recovery, and data conversion services provider in the United States and Canada. The company works to stay up to date on the latest technology news, reviews, and more for their customers.
For media inquiries regarding E-Tech, individuals are encouraged to contact Media Relations Director, Melanie Ann via email at Melanie@e-tech.ca.

To learn more about the company, visit: www.e-tech.ca

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