Science and Technology : How Hackers Are Using Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Steal Your Information

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How Hackers Are Using Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Steal Your Information



The LinkedIn request seemed ordinary enough. A technology journalist named “Jenifer Lawrence” had asked to connect to me. I clicked OK without thinking. Then I took a closer look at her profile.




Meet the other J.Law — posing on LinkedIn as a technology journalist who doesn’t know how to use a spelling or grammar checker ...


https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-hackers-are-using-fake-1312602721615926.html


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In the Spirit of the Internet,



How Hackers Are Using Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Steal Your Information



The LinkedIn request seemed ordinary enough. A technology journalist named “Jenifer Lawrence” had asked to connect to me. I clicked OK without thinking. Then I took a closer look at her profile.




Meet the other J.Law — posing on LinkedIn as a technology journalist who doesn’t know how to use a spelling or grammar checker ...


https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-hackers-are-using-fake-1312602721615926.html


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Fake LinkedIn accounts want to add you to their professional network

Scammers copy information from real LinkedIn profiles to pose as recruiters and attract new connections


Over the last year, we have seen a growing number of incidents involving fake LinkedIn accounts targeting members of the business-oriented social networking service. We worked with LinkedIn to take down some fake accounts that we had come across during our research. Boasting over 400 million users, LinkedIn is a prime target for scammers looking to connect with professionals in a variety of industries including Information Security and Oil and Gas ...




http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/fake-linkedin-accounts-want-add-you-their-professional-network




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Reporting a Hacked LinkedIn Account

What should I do if I think someone has taken over my account?



If you still have access to your account, but believe someone else may be accessing it, we recommend taking the following actions right away:


  • Turn on two-step verification, which prevents unauthorized access to your account even if someone has your username and password.
  • Review all email address(es) (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo Mail) and phone numbers on your LinkedIn account to make sure they are up to date and have not been compromised.
  • Check your personal email account(s) to ensure they haven't been compromised. You can always reset the passwords on those accounts as well to be on the safe side.
Contact us if you can't access your account with your usual login information and notice changes being made to your connection list or profile. We will verify your ownership of the account to help you regain access.

https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/56363/~/reporting-a-hacked-account


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