Fake LinkedIn Phishing Profiles Going Pro



sandra hamish fake linkedin profile
 
 
So, this morning I received an invite from Sandra Hamish, a Human Resources professional. Looked fairly real, 208 connections, some of them locally here, but when I scrolled down there were a few red flags, like only one endorsement by someone in the UK. Then just for shits & giggles I did a reverse image search on the picture this person had on their profile, and BINGO: it's a stock image from a commercial website that sells these. 
 
The site that allows you to do these reverse image searches is called TinEye and I can recommend them for a quick check if you think something is suspicious.  These LinkedIn phishing and social engineering attempts are getting pretty good. You have to keep your eyes open before you "Accept" a scam profile. 
 

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