Fake LinkedIn notifications lead to phishing and malware
Posted on 11.01.2013
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.

These compromised sites are often located on US, UK, Russian or Italian domains, says Bitdefender, and the good news is that a AV solutions and Google itself will often spot them and warn the users about their current malicious nature.

"Malware writers are again taking advantage of LinkedIn’s popularity and users’ social media engagement after the holidays. With many people back to work and eager to strengthen their professional connections, the malicious campaign comes in really handy for the attackers," Bitdefender concludes.






Spotlight

Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

Posted on 29 January 2015.  |  In 14 months there have been nearly 1200 US and a little over 900 non-US victims of BEC scams, and the total money loss reached nearly $215 million.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jan 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //