‫ New Phishing Campaign Targets LinkedIn Users

ID: IRCNE2014072266
Date: 2014-07-26
According to “ESecurityPlanet”, Hoax-Slayer is warning of new phishing emails targeting LinkedIn users, which aim to trick recipients into clicking on a link by claiming that their LinkedIn accounts have been blocked due to inactivity.
"To ensure that your online services with LinkedIn will no longer be interrupted / You will be asked to log into your account to confirm this email address," the phishing email states. "Be sure to log in with your current primary email address."
Recipients who click on the link in the email are taken to a fraudulent LinkedIn login page designed to harvest email addresses and passwords.
"Claiming that account details require updating is a favorite scam ruse," Hoax-Slayer notes. "Be wary of any message that makes such a request. If you receive such a message, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains."
Pentura managing director Steve Smith told Infosecurity that LinkedIn users should always be wary of any unsolicited emails claiming to come from the company. "LinkedIn is obviously a rich source of personal information which can be exploited for further social engineering attacks, which could prove costly both to the individuals and the organizations concerned," he said.


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