LinkedIn Spam Attack can steal your bank passwords

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in LinkedIn | 0 comments

LinkedIn Spam Attack can steal your bank passwords

LinkedIn users were hit with fake invitation requests, that if activated could steal bank account passwords, as reported by PCWorld.

The fake emails looked like similar LinkedIn invitations, as in the picture below. The big difference is the links redirect to non-LinkedIn pages, containing malware, which steals data from your computer without you knowing it.

I found loads of fake LinkedIn inviations in my gmail spam folder. Google figured out what was going on and separated them out from my regular mail. Thanks Google!

Before you click on one of the links, be careful to hover over the hyperlinks and make sure they redirect to LinkedIn, and not some bogus web site.

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