June Breach Part of LinkedIn Spam

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:09 PM gHale

Spoofed LinkedIn emails notifying recipients of messages requiring their attention are not a new occurrence, but the most recent emails going out seem a bit more targeted.

The most recent emails supposedly come from LinkedIn Reminders and usually contain “There are a total of messages awaiting your response” in the subject line.

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What makes this spam run different that previous one is the fact that most of them have landed in real accounts instead of spam traps, making security provider Avira’s researchers think the spammers got their hands on information stolen from the professional social network during the big June breach.

If that is true, they are probably having more success that usual in trying to get users to follow the offered link.

And while the link’s destination is an online pharmacy presenting no immediate danger to the users, the destination can change at any time, and lead them to websites serving malware.



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