LinkedIn Attacks Show Dangers of Professional Networking


LinkedIn social media Human Factors

Leveraging the human factor via social media to launch cyberattacks is a tried-and-true method, and one that will be with us for many more years to come.

The recent LinkedIn attacks, where malicious actors used fake profiles linked to hostile states to target employees in key industries and government departments in the United Kingdom, demonstrate how those tactics continue to evolve.

With more of these attacks likely in the future – particularly on social media sites oriented towards working professionals – organizations need to ensure they provide timely education to their employees and, at the same time, prepare for when the attacks are successful.

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