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Beware of Onslaught of LinkedIn Emails

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As many of you have heard by now, social networking site LinkedIn had a security breach of its database of passwords, with 6.5 million encrypted passwords being uploaded to a Russian hacking forum. Now there appears to be a spam campaign circulating, although whether it is coincidental, or strategic timing, remains to be determined.

The email requests that recipients confirm their e-mail address by clicking a link included within the email. The link leads right to a website hawking Viagra and other illegal pharmaceuticals. While we
know that most of you are savvy enough to ignore these types of emails, the timing and authenticity of the appearance of the email is close enough that it was noteworthy.

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This article originally written on June 8, 2012, and is as relevant now as when it was first written.