Back in June we learned that hackers breached LinkedIn and published 6.5 million passwords online. The effects of that incident haven’t faded away just yet since experts believe that the information obtained at the time by the cybercriminals might currently be used in massive spam campaigns.
Avira experts have come across a number of fake LinkedIn reminders. The problem is that these particular emails appear to be sent only to valid email addresses.
“The emails come in a very large number, and so far, we have seen them mostly on ‘real’ accounts and less in spamtraps,” Data Security Expert Sorin Mustaca explained
It’s uncertain if this has anything to do with the breach that occurred in June, but it’s clear that the database obtained by the hackers is worth a lot on the black market because it most likely contained customers’ email addresses.