Do you have an account in LinkedIn – The largest business network for professionals? Cyber criminals began a campaign Monday that targeted LinkedIn users in a concerted spam attack.
The combination of extremely high volume and the focus on business users suggests the attackers are interested in employees with access to online bank accounts.At one point on Monday, over a quarter of the spam hitting Cisco nodes was due to this particular attack billions of emails being sent. The emails were not targeted, but were designed for LinkedIn users to self-select.
The attack has been verified on several versions of Internet Explorer and also affects Firefox.there were only a small number of gangs capable of shifting cash out of corporate accounts, but that Cisco was not aware which gang or gangs were behind the spam attack