LinkedIn users are once again targeted with a massive and widespread spam campaign that takes the form of a notification about a supposedly received message from a potential new connection: Unfortunately, the offered links - although legitimate-looking - take users to compromised sites that either ask them to share private and personal data, or serve them with a variety of malware that steals information and hijacks users’ address book to spam their contacts.
GFI Software released a collection of the most prevalent threat detections encountered last month.
Another round of LinkedIn-themed spam is hitting inboxes around the world, warns GFI.
If you receive an email seemingly coming from a LinkedIn user, asking you to open an attachment in order to see "your photos" - don't do it! Opening the Image_DIG[random number].htm file with Internet Explorer will lead you to a website sporting the "Please wait a moment.
Spoofed LinkedIn emails notifying recipients of messages requiring their attention are not a new occurrence, but the recently rent out ones seem to be more targeted than usual.
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