LinkedIn phishing scam.

It has been found that scammers are targeting the users of LinkedIn via a campaign that looks to harvest data on profiles using a fake account claiming to be that of a dating agency with the information likely to be used in a spear-phishing campaign.

Websense published a blog that states the profile shows up as one of the last five users to view a profile and comes under the name Jessica Reinsch, with the summary of the profile linking to a dating website based out of Switzerland.

“This particular profile, although not currently directing LinkedIn users to malicious code, is likely to have been set up to gain connections and harvest intelligence,” stated Carl Leonard, senior security research manager EMEA at Websense.

“Information relating to current employer, job titles, connections within the social network, and technology skills could be used by attackers to better enhance their chance of success in more targeted attacks outside of the LinkedIn network,” Leonard added.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/11/01/linkedin-users-targeted-spear-phishing-scam/#ixzz2jadk6WDn

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LinkedIn phishing scam.

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