Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2012 16:06 Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:18
Spams are a part of our daily life. Fortunately they are filtered in time. But sometime they may make into your inbox. Therefore it is helpful to know about current spam campaigns. One such campaign that was detected at Cisco Security by Henry Stern.
It reads "Cyber criminals sent spam email messages targeting users of the LinkedIn social media community. This is the largest such attack known to date. In the attack, victims are emailed an alert that contains a link with a fictitious social media contact request. This morning, these messages accounted for as much as 24% of all spam sent within a 15-minute interval. Clicking the link takes victims 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 via 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 read the article by Henry Stern on Cosco Blog on this link.
I will also post updates on this issue as and when they appear.