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LinkedIn scams are getting more common, and more dangerous – here’s how you can stay safe

15
May
2023
LinkedIn scams are getting more common, and more dangerous – here’s how you can stay safe

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Scams originating on LinkedIn are getting more dangerous, and also more common, meaning businesses need to ensure they are staying protected online, a new report has claimed.

Research by NordLayer found more than half of US-based businesses (52%) has aleady experienced at least one scam on LinkedIn in 2023.

Most of the time, the threat actors would find a person working at the target company, send them a friend request, followed by an instant message on the platform. The message would carry a suspicious link that would either serve to steal sensitive information from the victim, or install a piece of malware that would grant the attackers access to the corporate network.

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