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It’s likely many of you have read about a new piece of ransomware called CryptoLocker. In short, CryptoLocker is malware that encrypts data on your machine and then holds that data “hostage”, requiring you to pay money within a certain time period to decrypt the data. The encryption algorithms used are high-grade (RSA-2048 and AES-256), and without the private key held by the malicious actors it is not possible to decrypt the data. The malware is spreading quickly, and the primary method of propagation appears to be via phishing campaigns. In particular, we ask that you be on the lookout for any emails you may receive containing the following subject lines:
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|10-10-2013||Phishing Scam - Payroll Received by Intuit|
Please see below -- this is a phishing scam reported to us on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Please do not respond to the email, or click any links or open any attachments contained within! If you have already responded, please contact GHC ITS immediately.
These emails contain a subject entitled "Payroll Received by Intuit." Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments that will install malware onto your computer.
An example of the email text is shown below.
We received your payroll on October 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM .
Attached is a copy of your Remittance. Please click on the attachment in
order to view it.
Please note the deadlines and status instructions below:
If your payroll is received BEFORE 5 p.m., your Direct Deposit employees
will be paid two (2) banking days from the date received or on your
paycheck date, whichever is later.
If your payroll is received AFTER 5 p.m., your employees will be paid
three (3) banking days from the date received or on your paycheck date,
whichever is later.
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WILL BE DEBITED THE DAY BEFORE YOUR CHECKDATE.
Funds are typically withdrawn before normal banking hours so please make
sure you have sufficient funds available by 12 a.m. on the date funds are
to be withdrawn.
Intuit must receive your payroll by 5 p.m., two banking days before your
paycheck date or your employees will not be paid on time.
Intuit does not process payrolls on weekends or federal banking holidays.
A list of federal banking holidays can be viewed at the Federal Reserve
Thank you for your business.
Intuit Payroll Services
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This notification is being sent to inform you of a
critical matter concerning your current service, software, or billing.
Please note that if you previously opted out of receiving marketing
materials from Intuit, you may continue to receive notifications similar
to this communication that affect your service or software.
If you have any questions or comments about this email, please DO NOT
REPLY to this email. If you need additional information please contact us.
If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that
you suspect is a phishing email, please forward it to immediately to
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