A new spam campaign is surfacing again “Join my network on LinkedIn” bogus emails that have been making the rounds since 2010.
According to researchers from GFI Labs, this particular campaign has been going strong over the past days, attempting to trick recipients into clicking on links that point to BlackHole exploit kit sites.
These malevolent websites are configured to push the information-stealing Cridex Trojan onto the computers of unsuspecting users.
The clever thing about this scam emails is this question: “Why might connecting with user be a good idea?”
Cridex is a popular trojan, and in the past has targeted many financial insitutions, you can view m86Securities analysis of the malware here.