Greenshades Blog


Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

A message from Greenshades Software: It is important to us to ensure that our clients, partners, and readers, are prepared and updated to any information on phishing or scamming. This information is courtesy of the US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. This information was originally published on the US-CERT [read on ..]


File your taxes before scammers do it for you

Posted on February 6th, 2018

This blog was originally published on the KrebsOnSecurity blog by Brian Krebs titled “File your taxes before scammers do it for you” on January 29. Today, Jan. 29, is officially the first day of the 2018 tax-filing season, also known as the day fraudsters start requesting phony tax refunds in the names of identity theft [read on ..]


Homeland Security announces Tax Identify Theft Awareness Week

Posted on January 30th, 2018

By The Greenshades Security Team Security@Greenshades.com   Phishers, scammers, and thieves are a cyber security nightmare. From January 29 to February 2, Homeland Security and other federal agencies are providing resources to better protect and inform consumers to protect them against those who would steal their tax-related identity and those who pose as the IRS. [read on ..]


Increase seen in phishing emails

Posted on January 25th, 2018

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate On Friday, January 19, Greenshades sent an email to our clients notifying them of some phishing attempts that had been made recently in the Microsoft Community. To keep everyone aware, we are posting this email as a blog. We find it is important that everyone stay vigilant against hackers and [read on ..]


Greenshades reminder about Phishing emails

Posted on September 1st, 2017

By Greenshades Security Security@greenshades.com One of our clients recently alerted Greenshades about some suspicious direct deposit changes. After a quick and thorough investigation, it became clear that some end-users fell victim to a phishing attack. The phishing attack was not directed towards Greenshades’ login pages, nor did it appear to be the end game of [read on ..]


Don’t Take the Bait: Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam

Posted on August 18th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com.   Information courtesy of the Internal [read on ..]


IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn of Last-Minute Email Scams

Posted on March 17th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com. Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [read on ..]


Tax Time Guide: Protect Personal, Financial, Tax Information and Computers

Posted on March 9th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com. Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [read on ..]


Security Summit Alert: Tax Professionals Warned of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com. Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [read on ..]


Phishing attempt examples reported to Greenshades

Posted on February 9th, 2017

By The Greenshades Security Team As we reported in our “Keep an eye out for phishers” blog post earlier this year, phishing attacks are on the rise. Phishers are trying to trick you and your employees into giving away your password and other personal information. In an effort to inform our clients on the types [read on ..]


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