ALERT: Old Phishing Tricks For New Victims
CyberCriminals are using old phishing tricks to find new victims.
Unfortunately, this phishing scam still works.
Scammers are attacking people with LinkedIn accounts using phishing emails.
These emails claim to be a LinkedIn Tech Support message. In these fake emails, they state that “irregular activities” are happening on your LinkedIn account, which require a mandatory security update of your account.
They then ask you to fill out an attached HTML form, which is a spoofed LinkedIn page. The form you fill out does not log you into the LinkedIn site. Instead, the information you just filled out gets sent to CyberCriminals who then hijack your account.
An easy way to recognize this as a scam, is that the email uses a lowercase “i” instead of a capitol “I” when spelling “LinkedIn”.
Note: Spelling and grammar mistakes are a huge Red Flag with scam emails.
The scam email looks similar to this:
As I said earlier, this is an old scam, but CyberCriminals keep using it because it keeps working.
The only way to stop phishing attacks, is to create a “human firewall” that is educated about these tricks.
Do your part. Tell others about these ALERTS!