[volunteers] LinkedIn spam: Cut that bull****, please
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jun 11 13:06:21 PDT 2012
Quoting Jesse Monroy (jesse650 at gmail.com):
> I know you are missing the point. Perhaps because John is
> not clear in the email. The long list of attached email addresses
> is not by him. It is most likely a failed spam attempt.
> Spammers are mostly likely trying to catch people on the
> click. So, what is most likely is that the recent break in at
> Linkedin has prompted spammers to send fake confirmation
> emails that have their basis on John's address-book (keep by
> Linkedin). We will find out in a few days.
That doesn't make any sense. There was no 'long list of attached email
> I can assure you the original email is NOT from John Sokol.
I didn't _say_ the mail was from John Sokol. It was from LinkedIn. Why
don't you go re-read the original post, Jesse?
Actually, let me just recap: It was a genuine notice of password reset
for a LinkedIn account, genuinely sent by the LinkedIn software on a
LinkedIn IP, and addressed to the following login account at LinkedIn:
John Sokol <speakers at lists.svlug.org>
There were no phishing links, no false concealed response address.
There's nothing that spammers could possibly benefit from.
So, someone actually created an account at LinkedIn with a membership
address of 'John Sokol <speakers at lists.svlug.org>'. You're saying
someone other than John did that? I find that a bit hard to believe,
but correspondingly easy to believe that John did.
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