Cyber criminals are launching phishing attacks on LinkedIn

Regular users of LinkedIn, the professional networking and social working platform, have noticed an increase of threat actors trying to steal critical personal information through phishing attacks. These cyber criminals are using false LinkedIn accounts to trick unsuspecting victims into giving up confidential information.

How are they doing it? Threat actors start by creating fraudulent LinkedIn profiles and generate vast networks with multiple other accounts to make their fake accounts seem more credible. At this point, they begin targeting active accounts with phishing emails acting as recruiters or as individuals who want to help expand other networks. With these phishing emails, some create false recruitment documents which have you input critical information. These documents may also have dangerous links that send you to a webpage where you are asked to download files that are harmful and have hidden payloads.

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Source: Yahoo! News