LinkedIn is a networking site used to connect with colleagues, employers, and other business contacts. Even though LinkedIn is designed for professionals, it is just as vulnerable as any other social media platform.
In a recent scam, cybercriminals use stolen LinkedIn accounts to message the contacts of those accounts. The message includes a link to a “LinkedInSecureMessage”—which is not a service that LinkedIn provides. The link takes you to an official-looking page that includes the LinkedIn logo and a “View Document” button. If you click the button, a phony LinkedIn login page opens. Information entered on this screen will be sent straight to the cybercriminals who will likely sell your account for use in similar social networking scams.
Don’t fall for it! Remember these tips:
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
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