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Another SPAM/Phishing e-mail?

Another SPAM/Phishing e-mail?

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I have just received the following which, since I have only ever set myself up in business (short lived!) as an IT instructor, I assume is a phishing exercise:- Important update from ICAS regarding your business, possible investigation For the attention of [email protected](emailaddress).co.uk. We have received a complaint regarding your business and we will soon begin an investigation regarding your activity starting with the 1st September 2013 until the present day. Please find the complaint attached. Thank you, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) on 20 Mar 2014

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
20th Mar 2014 10:10

No following

There was no following, but see this thread.

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/anyanswers/question/icas-data-breach-sen...

EDIT : Now there is following. Sounds very much like the thread linked.

 

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By BKD
20th Mar 2014 10:15

You would think ...

... that ICAS would post a notice on their website. But then again, it is ICAS ...

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By GuestXXX
17th Mar 2015 16:16

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By DMGbus
20th Mar 2014 10:33

ICAS systems hacked?

This and the other thread suggest that the spoof eMail sender has access to data on ICAS computer systems, In think ICAS should investigate this matter as a matter of some urgency.

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By SJRUK
20th Mar 2014 10:37

ICAS email

I've received an email from ICAS this morning to say there is a SPAM email doing the rounds and they are looking into it.

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By [email protected]
20th Mar 2014 11:07

ADVISORY - SPAM EMAIL PURPORTING TO BE FROM ICAS

Hi, As per our post on the other thread - Just to advise that a spam email is circulating purporting to come from ICAS which says “We have received a complaint regarding your business ……..”
Please ignore and delete this email. Do not open it in case the attachments are unsafe. We are currently investigating how this occurred and apologise for any inconvenience.
Atholl Duncan,
Executive Director,
Member Engagement and Communications.

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By Richard Willis
20th Mar 2014 11:12

I have had

e-mail confirmation to the same effect.

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By Hosted Accountants Ltd
20th Mar 2014 13:52

We got the same ICAS spam email today....

Although we provide IT services and hosted desktops we are often mistaken for being an accountancy firm (because of our name). The message said the following and contained a docm file with XML (executable code):

Important update from ICAS regarding your business, possible investigation

For the attention of [email protected].

We have received a complaint regarding your business and we will soon begin an investigation regarding your activity starting with the 1st September 2013 until the present day.

Please find the complaint attached.
Thank you,

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) on 20 Mar 2014 

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By Richard Willis
20th Mar 2014 14:35

Just had a horrible thought!

Since I have never had any dealings with ICAS can we be sure that they haven't hacked AWEB?!

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By seventax
20th Mar 2014 14:51

I've had it too and it's a different email address to my AWEB one, also a different address to the one where I had the Co House spam emails. I'm not even an accountant either, but a tax advisor and I never have dealings with ICAS either.... Who knows where it comes from, perhaps the spammers have an HMRC approach and decide to target certain sectors at a time!

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