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LinkedIn Breach Brings Malware Too

 

Immediately following news of the big LinkedIn passsword breach today, malware authors have wasted little time to try to capitalize in on the news. According to a LinkedIn blog post, those who were affected by the breach would be receiving emails on how to go about resetting their passwords. The post goes on to warn recipients to not follow links in any emails to do so, because the real messages from LinkedIn wouldn't contain any, but they had a hunch that some fake ones would, and sure enough here comes a round of malware laden emails attempting to catch people off guard.

Just as LinkedIn warns, never follow links in emails claiming to help you update security settings or change your password. If you need to do so, go directly to the site in question and do so on your own.

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