Saturday, July 13, 2024

New Fake Email Phishing Scam Attack LinkedIn Users – Beware

[jpshare]Fake Email phishing attack hitting LinkedIn users via Mail and LinkedIn inbox’s  and ask them to attach the CV. Since its looks like an original link which come from official LinkedIn, its leads to  many users to be victimized by this Email  phishing Attack .

It is decent to believe that beneficiaries of the false message would detect various cautioning signals when they open the correspondence in their email inbox.

Attackers have spammed out email messages posing as communications from LinkedIn, claiming that a company is “urgently seeking” workers matching your qualifications in “your region”.

Be that as it may, there’s dependably a possibility that somebody Eager to discover new employment may not see that the messages whether it is original Link or not.

The site (at to which the underlying messages indicated has as of now been brought down, yet you can make certain that the scammers have already set up new ones, and changed the connection in hence sent messages .

Accoring to  Total Defence “Phone numbers can be sold for companies doing promotional cold calling. Or, the cyber criminal might call you himself in a vishing attack.

In other cases, he might use the information for identity theft, using the companies you worked at or attached references as a cover for fraudulent activities.”

By having Victims personal information link , your full name, date of birth, work and home email addresses, work and home telephone numbers, and all manner of other personal information that could be abused by scammers.

According to HELPNETSECURITY The scammers  are attempting to impersonate the well known  employment-oriented social networking service, however cautious clients will instantly spot numerous things that indicate the email being fake:

  • The email sender address that has nothing to do with LinkedIn
  • The lack of certain design elements and the “unsubscribe” footer usually contained in LinkedIn emails
  • The email not addressing the recipient by name
  • A sense of urgency that the email is designed to create
  • Typos, and so on.

Total Defense warns about Phishing scams ,

  • Non-existing organizations reaching users straightforwardly with employment offers for which they haven’t connected (as in this last LinkedIn trick),
  • Insecure sites (no HTTPS to protect the information imputed into job application forms)
  • Follow-up messages requesting more delicate data (e.g. financial balance number to set up direct store)

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

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