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Scam Alert: LinkedIn Users Hit by Malware From Fake Job Offers – PCMag AU

With rampant unemployment ongoing, a job offer through LinkedIn can seem like a godsend. Watch out, though, as some offers aren’t what they seem.

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The common garden-variety phishing attack uses a technique some experts call spray and pray. Fraudsters set up a clone of some sensitive site such as an online banking website and try to trick people into logging in. It doesnt matter if 999 people are smart enough to spot and avoid the fraud. That one in a thousand whos distracted or foolish enough to log in is pure gold to the fraudsters. With the captured login credentials, they have total power over the compromised account. The recent LinkedIn…

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