Cyber Security Today – Friday, July 15, 2022 Quickbooks, credit card and new data scams


Cyber crooks use the KISS method – Keep it Simple …  Quickbooks,Β  Credit Cards and your supposedly anonymized data – things we think we know and trust are being used in scams that not only evade technical detection and are so simple in their concept that almost anyone could be fooled.

I’m Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, publishers of IT World Canada and TechNewsDay in the U.S. sitting in for the vacationing Howard Solomon.

QuickBooks is the accounting software which is a blessing to small and even medium sized businesses. It’s reasonably priced, affordable by any business and can automate many tasks from bookkeeping to accounting and time keeping and billing.

As one of its productivity benefits, the software has ability to send invoices and even enable phone follow up. It was this capability that hackers have turned into a surprisingly low tech phone scam.

While software and automated defences have become more and more…

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