LinkedIn Spam Attack Spreads ZeuS Malware
“Researchers at Cisco Security Intelligence Operations on Monday detected a new spam attack in the form of a false LinkedIn connection request. According to Cisco, these messages ‘accounted for as much as 24 percent of all spam sent within a 15-minute interval.’ Those who fell for the trap and clicked the link saw a Web site with the message ‘PLEASE WAITING…. 4 SECONDS’, after which the browser redirected to Google.
During that short time, the malicious Web site infected the user’s PC with the ZeuS data theft malware using a drive-by download, according to Cisco. ZeuS is a well-known threat commonly used by cyber-criminals to steal personal information, especially banking credentials. “