The latest phishing emails, trying to entice you to click on a link to a malicious Internet website that will infect your computer with malware, are disguised to be from YouTube, Google, and LinkedIn.
As is the case with most “social engineered” phishing attempts, the clever emails play on the user’s curiosity and eagerness to be on the top of the search lists for these various applications and, in the case of LinkedIn, a career networking social network, the possibility of a lead for a job offer. See Graham Cluley’s article on nakedsecurity.sophos.com for examples of what the fake emails look like.
Notice that there is more than one link in each of the emails. They will use all links to send you to the malicious website…even ones such as in the fake LinkedIn email which offers a link to “Adjust your message settings” cannot be trusted. Remember, trust your instincts, especially if you didn’t expect to receive this email. Think before you click.
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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