Watch out for fake emails coming from malicious LinkedIn users
If you get an email that looks like it was sent from a LinkedIn user, and it says you should open an attachment file to see “your photos” – just don’t!
If you decide to open the Image_DIG[random number].htm file with Internet Explorer you will have the surprise to be redirected to a
website that will show the “Please wait a moment. You will be forwarded…” message, this message has the sole purpose to keep users long enough on the website untill they are redirected to a Russian website that hosts the BlackHole exploit kit.
The BlackHole kit will try to make use of the vulnerabilities that it might find in some software installed on your machine, and if it finds such vulnerabilities you’ll be stuck with a nasty malware on your PC or laptop.
As Sophos engineers told, an increasing number of attacks are using the Blackhole exploit kit, so you might want to keep your computer’s anti-virus software and software patches updated and learn NOT to click on links coming from unknown sources, if you want to keep your privacy.