We see a lot of spam at Barracuda Labs. Sometimes they’re as simple and straightforward as a Viagra ad, but just as often they can be as serious and as devastating as an urban mugging. We’ve been watching one of those muggings play out over the past few days, and it has reminded us that spam is nothing to take lightly.
Early on the morning of August 23 the spam monitors at Barracuda Labs started detecting a large number of emails claiming to be from LinkedIn. The quantities were significant, tens of thousands an hour, and these were pretty convincing messages.
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