Beware of "LinkedIn Security Updates" Phishing Scam
Mar 13, 2015
The email message below: "LinkedIn Security Updates," which appears as if it came from professional networking website LinkedIn, is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to trick LinkedIn users into sending them their email addresses, usernames and passwords. Once the cyber-criminals have possession of their victims’ LinkedIn information, they will use it to hijack their accounts.
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The LinkedIn Phishing Email
LinkedIn Security Updates
Dear Loyal LinkedIn User,
To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on LinkedIn,we’re regularly monitoring our site and the Internet to keep your account information safe.
We’ve recently noticed a potential risk to your LinkedIn account coming from outside LinkedIn and just to be safe,LinkedIn will lock your account for now.You’ll need to verify your account in order tounlock your account.
Your Email connected to your linked-in account and Password Is needed for proper verification and to white listed your LinkedIn account.
LinkedIn advise you to email the security team the below following information to re-update and verify your account,if we do not receive the requested infomation,your LinkedIn account will be temporarily restricted,certain limitations and may be placed on your LinkedIn account.
Associated LinkedIn e-mail:
Never send your email address, username or password to anyone who requests it via email message. LinkedIn will never ask you to send them your credentials, personal or financial information via email message.
LinkedIn users can protect themselves from phishing scams, by going directly to www.linkedin.com and sign into their accounts, instead of clicking on a link in an email message. Any security updates, notifications or information will be displayed to them once they have signed into their accounts.
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