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LinkedIn, for the first time, is the social network most supplanted by cybercriminals

LinkedIn, for the first time, is the social network most supplanted by cybercriminals

According to the report Brand Phishing Report of the first quarter of 2022 of the cybersecurity company, Check Point Research (CPR), for the first time LinkedIn is the brand most supplanted by cybercriminals, followed by DHL Y Google.

From having registered 8% of social engineering attacks, it became the protagonist with the 52% of attempts phishing, a type of attack in which cybercriminals impersonate the identity of the page to steal personal information or payment credentials.

In just three months, it saw a 44% increase from the previous period, when LinkedIn ranked fifth for phishing attempts. According to specialists, it has even surpassed DHL as the most affectedwhich now ranks second and accounts for 14% of all phishing attempts in the first few months of the year.

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The report notes that cyber hackers contact users of LinkedIn through an email that looks identical to those of the company to entice them to click on a malicious link. Once the victim enters the site, which also appears to be the official one, he asks to log in, but he keeps the password and username.