Malware links are going around among domain connections.
Over the weekend I received two Skype messages from people in the domain industry who I haven’t communicated with for years. Both of these messages consisted of merely a link that looks like it’s to Google and includes my name.
I’ve received these in the past. I believe that if you click on the link, it will download malware and send similar links to all of your contacts on Skype.
Shortly after receiving one of the Skype messages I received a notice from Facebook that one of the people (whom I’m also connected to on Facebook) had just joined Messenger. I won’t be surprised to receive a similar link or attachment via Messenger soon. I’ve received these types of messages via Messenger in the past.
When I receive one of these messages I typically receive a couple more from other people in the domain industry shortly thereafter, suggesting that people clicked the link.
So be careful…