LinkedIn Impersonation on the Rise: Social media giant LinkedIn has just broken a record it never intended to break; it is now the most-impersonated brand in phishing attempts according to Checkpoint.com. LinkedIn was actually spoofed in more than 50% of all phishing attacks in Q1 2022.
Cybercriminals are using LinkedIn in their spear-phishing emails as a way to target employees from specific companies or to reach high-interest targets.
Some of the phishing scenarios we uncovered related to job inquiries, job offers, and account/billing questions. Cybercriminals will use any means necessary to get you to click on a link or attachment.
What You Can Do
Be hyper-aware of your emails before opening them and while reading them. LinkedIn impersonation can be spotted with a trained eye.
If you suspect you have received a phishing email, do not click on anything or respond to the email.
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