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  • 15. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)


    Anic264b wrote:

     

    MGW wrote:

     

    since even people who have never shown their address to the "outside" world are receiving these spams, ordinary spammers wouldn't know about these emails addresses other than by Apple, it seems.

     

     

    Or they are just randomly generated and have found a genuine e-mail address - how complex was the e-mail address?

     

    For most though I suspect they are probably harvested from security breaches of online vendors databases, or just interception of unencrypted mail.

     

    I had security breaches flagged up to me from crucial.com and play.com (both UK) last year.

     

    It wasn't play.com, could have been crucial.com or any other vendor I've used this rather generic e-mail address for I suppose...

     

    (I've had three.  Sent screenshots to LinkedIn who said they know they're fraudulent e-mails not from them.)

  • 16. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    jamois1014 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing of import to add, other than a ditto from another .mac email account user being spammed to the bejeesus with LinkedIn "Stop spamming me!" emails.  Ugh.

  • 17. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    clare171 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm so glad I found this thread. My .mac account received one of those 'stop spamming me' emails today. It really worried me. More by luck than judgement, I didn't click anything but forwarded the email to spam@me – I was just hoping they could tell me what to do. Now I don't need to worry. Thanks guys, at least I know my email account hasn't been hacked

  • 18. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Alley_Cat wrote:

    I had security breaches flagged up to me from crucial.com and play.com (both UK) last year.

     

    It wasn't play.com, could have been crucial.com or any other vendor I've used this rather generic e-mail address for I suppose...

    You know what? I've bought RAM for my Mac Pro, twice, from crucial.com as well. What a coincidence!

  • 19. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    jamois1014 wrote:

     

    Nothing of import to add, other than a ditto from another .mac email account user being spammed to the bejeesus with LinkedIn "Stop spamming me!" emails.  Ugh.

    I hesitated to consider this as spam (even considering the fact that I received several mails from LinkedIn, with at least 2 saying "stop spamming me!"). Until today, I even thought they were "sad", but legitimate, guys which were spammed by emails with my address as the "from" field.

    I hesitated to click on the link, thinking I could "join temporarily" LinkedIn just to answer them I was sorry about the spam and it wasn't me and unsubscribe after, but, considering it could be spam as well, I managed to search for topics on that.

    Still, I found this thread only by chance, when I just saw the list of recent posts in the Apple forums (and this thread was shown 3rd in the list).

  • 20. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    powerbook1701 Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    I wonder too, if it could be aol that got hacked. Many of us have ichat accounts that use our old mac.com email...

  • 21. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    clare171 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    powerbook1701 wrote:

     

    I wonder too, if it could be aol that got hacked. Many of us have ichat accounts that use our old mac.com email...

     

    Maybe not. I've never had anything to do with aol, as far as I know anyway. Haven't ordered anything from crucial.com either, sorry Alley_Cat

  • 22. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    powerbook1701 wrote:

     

    I wonder too, if it could be aol that got hacked. Many of us have ichat accounts that use our old mac.com email...

    Hmm… I used to use iChat, only for one person. I've not used that since perhaps 2 years ago.

    Is aol required to use iChat? (I don't remember having anything to do with aol, ever).

  • 23. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    csfromma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is it okay to click on a spam Linkedin e-mail in order to move it to the junk folder?

     

    I have these spam e-mails in my inbox as well and have been unsure how to move them to the junk folder or forward the message to spam@me.com, as someone above suggested, without clicking on them. Does clicking on the e-mail let the spammer know it's okay to send more?

     

    Also, I recently received an e-mail from a friend to look at their holiday card they made on Jib Jab (a card making website). I noticed online that Jib Jab is connected to Linkedin and wonder if that is how this spam is spreading?

  • 24. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    powerbook1701 Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    mac.com chats use the aol communication technology

    iChat lets you easily chat via text, audio, or video with other iChat, MobileMe, Google Talk, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) users over the Internet, or on your local network via Bonjour. You can also send and receive files with iChat.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2008#

     

    mac.com uses aol

  • 25. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes, I know what iChat is for, but I didn't thought aol was the "only" used protocol for it.

  • 26. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    powerbook1701 Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    sorry, wasn't meaning anything negative. I just meant that, in the beginning, ichat used aol's servers (which when iChat came out, was toted by Apple saying you could talk to aim chat people). So, if you have an iChat account, you are using aol, basically.  I have gone to aol.com, and logged into aim messenger with my mac.com info before...

  • 27. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    powerbook1701 Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    this is what I was looking for, which explains way better than I can..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IChat

  • 28. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    No worry, that's certainly a language issue (english isn't my native language). Thanks for the link!

  • 29. Re: Is anyone else receiving LinkedIn spam messages?
    MarieJ1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've received three spam emails (two yesterday and one today) supposedly from LinkedIn. Thinking I could report the first one as spam to LinkedIn, I opened the email (can't believe now that that I was stupid enough to do that!) and was directed to a pharmacy site. I immediately bounced both. But when a third email arrived this morning I really became suspicious; I did a web search and  discovered   that these are scam emails known to instal ZeuS malware. Now I'm really worried. Could my banking details have been compromised? Could an anti-virus program such as ClamXav show whether this malware was installed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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