LinkedIn users being targeted by fake photo email

Share this article:

Researchers at security firm Sophos are warning LinkedIn users about a click-the-pic phishing scam delivering the BlackHole exploit kit. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in a blog post Friday that users were redirected to a Russian website hosting the BlackHole exploit kit if they clicked “photos” that were attached in spurious emails. Victims are being targeted by emails that appear to come from a LinkedIn account for member services. The BlackHole toolkit infects computers by exploiting existing vulnerabilities.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

ISSA tackles workforce gap with career lifecycle program

ISSA tackles workforce gap with career lifecycle program ...

On Thursday, the group launched its Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle (CSCL) program.

Amplification DDoS attacks most popular, according to Symantec

Amplification DDoS attacks most popular, according to Symantec

The company noted in a whitepaper released on Tuesday that Domain Name Server amplification attacks have increased 183 percent between January and August.

Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.