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Center: Malware is spread through fake jobs

Cybercriminals currently use LinkedIn for phishing campaigns

[datensicherheit.de, 28.04.2021] Recently, hackers not only stole and sold the data of 500 million “Center” users, but also cybercriminals now use “LinkedIn” for phishing campaigns: “Undoubtedly job seekers are deceived into clicking on the job offer they receive through ‘LinkedIn’, which has the same title for their current status.” However, in reality, users did not get the job, they did Malware installed unknowingly On their devices. Once downloaded, this malware attacker, known as “high eggs”, can access the victim’s computer and download malware such as bank Trojans, ransomware or spyware.

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Louis Corens: Disguised phishing warning via LinkedIn

Popular networks such as Center are being abused by cyber criminals

“Cybercriminals use fake job offers on popular networks such as LinkedIn to spread their malware, so we advise users not to accept contact requests from strangers.”, Advises “Security Evangelist” Louis Corens. This is especially true “If people are at their request Do not introduce and no information About why they want to connect. “. In addition, users should be careful in inquiring from recruiters. “It’s a good idea to ask for more details about the situation first to see if this is a serious offer.”

Warning tips – not just in the center

In addition to corons: “Users should always ask for background information about the company so they can do your own research before taking any action.” In addition, to File linksNever open from an unknown contact. “Even for files that users receive from more known contacts, they should first be asked if he is actually the sender of the file.” Reliable antivirus software also provides protection if a user accidentally clicks on a malicious link or file.

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