Spammers Target Bank Info of LinkedIn Users

Ainsley Jones
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Identity Theft

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Cisco has warned that cyber crooks have targeted LinkedIn users with a scheme designed to get their bank account information, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.


The people behind the attacks are sending spam e-mail messages with a fictitious social media request.


Users that click the phony link will have their PC infected with the ZeuS data theft malware by a drive-by download.


According to Cisco:


ZeuS embeds itself in the victim's Web browser and captures your personal information, such as online banking credentials, and is widely used to criminals to pilfer commercial band accounts.




The e-mails have at times accounted for nearly a quarter of spam sent to LinkedIn users. Cisco has advised the users to delete such contact requests, especially if they do not know who it is from.

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