LinkedIn users are being steadily more targeted by phishing campaigns.
In recent weeks network audits revealed that the social media platform for professionals was in the crosshairs of 52 percent of all phishing scams globally in the first quarter of 2022.
This is the first time that hackers leveraged LinkedIn more often than any tech giant brand name like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, according to various reports.
“The goal of these phishing attacks is to get victims to click on a malicious link. LinkedIn emails, like another commonly targeted sender, shipping providers, are ideal because the email shares only summary information, and the user is compelled to click through to the on-platform detail and content,” Archie Agarwal, founder and CEO at ThreatModeler, told the E-Commerce Times.