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Sep 29, 2010

SECURITY WARNING

*WARNING*
Good morning to all my blog friends. I have a warning for all of you this morning. I first learned of this issue from the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter this morning. 
There is a viral message going around purporting to be from LinkedIn, the social media site. 
"Starting this morning, Monday 9/27, at 10am GMT, cyber criminals sent spam email messages targeting the LinkedIn social media community.
Victims are emailed an alert link with a fictitious social media contact request. These messages accounted for as much as 24% of all spam sent within a 15-minute interval. Clicking the link, victims are taken to a web page that says "PLEASE WAITING.... 4 SECONDS" and redirects them to Google. During those four seconds, the victim's PC is infected with the ZeuS data theft malware by a drive-by download. ZeuS embeds itself in the victim's web browser and captures personal information, such as online banking credentials, and is widely used by criminals to pilfer commercial bank accounts."


You can see more at this site.

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/comments/cisco_security_tracks_linkedin_spam_attack/

5 comments:

Kat said...

Yikes! Thanks for the heads up. Kat

Cass @ That Old House said...

I'll pass this on to my husband; he's on LinkedIn.
Me? I have nothing to be linked about.
thanks for the warning; you can prevent someone from falling for this. I don't click on anything unless I am pretty darn sure I know what it is, and I was expecting it.
So -- what's up in your neck of the woods these days?
Cass

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I don't use that particular social network but you never know what these hackers will come up with next to make your life miserable. Thanks for the warning Lori.

Lynn said...

May the hackers have boils on their butts and crabs in their crotch. poof! Please waiting...
OK I hexed them.

No more trouble from them.
Carry on!

Ali said...

I always knew you were buggy. Ha! By the way, that pumpkin banner is gorgeous! Happy Autumn!

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