Public Service Announcement: LinkedIn Spear Phishing Attempts

As to be expected new spear phishing attempts are being released into the wild to capitalize on yesterday’s LinkedIn breech. Its too be expected as its to big of an opportunity to pass up on. We expect similar attempts for the similar breech at eHarmony.

Read more on opportunistic attacks.

This is what it looks like:

LinkedIn has publicly stated that the emails being sent to users do not contain any links and as such those that receive these emails should stay away.

As a result, impacted users will receive notifications containing instructions on how to reset their passwords. One observation that must be made is that these emails will not contain any links. Source: Softpedia

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About Tony Perez

Tony works at Sucuri. His passion lies in educating and bringing awareness about online threats to business owners. He spends his time giving presentations and writing content that everyday website owners can appreciate. His passions revolve around understanding the psychology of bad actors, the impacts and havoc hacks have on website owners, and thinking through the evolution of attacks. You can find his personal thoughts on security at Tony on Security and you can follow him on Twitter at @perezbox.

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