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April 17, 2021

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Report from eSentire: ‘Golden Chickens’ hacker group wages spearphishing campaign targeting LinkedIn users

By Charlie Mitchell / April 5, 2021

A highly sophisticated spearfishing campaign targeting LinkedIn users with “weaponized” fake job offers has been uncovered by cybersecurity firm eSentire, whose team identified and disrupted an incident aimed at a healthcare technology professional.

The eSentire team “discovered that hackers are spearphishing victims with a malicious zip file using the job position listed on the target’s LinkedIn profile,” according to the report issued today.

“For example,” the report said, “if the LinkedIn member’s job is listed as Senior Account Executive--International...


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