Beware of "LinkedIn Email Confirmation" Phishing Emails
February 1, 2017
LinkedIn users who have received email messages claiming that they should confirm their email addresses, should ensure that the links in the same email messages go to www.linkedin.com, instead of some other fake websites that are impersonating LinkedIn's website. This is because cybercriminals are sending out phishing LinkedIn email messages like the one below, to trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal online account credentials.
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A Sample of the Phishing LinkedIn Email
From: LinkedIn Email Confirmation
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:30 AM
Subject: Please confirm your email address
Click here to confirm your email address.
If the above link does not work, you can paste the following address into your browser:
You will be asked to log into your account to confirm this email address. Be sure to log in with your current primary email address.
We ask you to confirm your email address before sending invitations or requesting contacts at LinkedIn. You can have several email addresses, but one will need to be confirmed at all times to use the system.
If you have more than one email address, you can choose one to be your primary email address. This is the address you will log in with, and the address to which we will deliver all email messages regarding invitations and requests, and other system mail.
Thank you for using LinkedIn!
LinkedIn users who have received email messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to www.linkedin.com and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.
Also, LinkedIn users who have already been tricked by the phishing LinkedIn email messages, are asked to change their LinkedIn passwords immediately because they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article, by leaving a comment below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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