The site hoax-slayer.com warning of new phishing emails targeting LinkedIn users, which aim to trick recipients into clicking on a link by claiming that their LinkedIn accounts have been blocked due to inactivity.
The phishing email states: “To ensure that your online services with LinkedIn will no longer be interrupted / You will be asked to log into your account to confirm this email address. Be sure to log in with your current primary email address.”
Recipients who click on the link in the email are taken to a fraudulent LinkedIn login page designed to harvest email addresses and passwords.
LinkedIn users should always be wary of any unsolicited emails claiming to come from the company. LinkedIn is obviously a rich source of personal information which can be exploited for further social engineering attacks, which could prove costly both to the individuals and the organizations concerned