The emails supposedly come from LinkedIn Reminders and usually contain “There are a total of
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 Avira's researchers suspect that the spammers got their hands on information stolen from the professional social network during the infamous 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 be changed at any time, and lead them to websites serving malware.
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