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Phishing: Account Restricted (LinkedIn)

Why this looks valid

  • The sender email address looks like it is from LinkedIn
  • The email includes valid LinkedIn information
  • Web sites often ask users to confirm their email address periodically

Why this is phishing

  • The link in the email is not actually LinkedIn
  • The email lacks a personal greeting

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you clicked on this link and filled in your credentials, you should contact LinkedIn directly
  • Why is this dangerous?  Many people use the same password over multiple accounts and services.  If a cyber attacker obtains a login and password for LinkedIn, they will try those credentials across other services, including Marist College applications
  • Always enable multi-factor authentication:  always enable MFA wherever it is offered, including LinkedIn and other social media
  • Remember:  always check the link.  You can hover over the link in the email to ensure that it going to a valid service
  • Report this message to Microsoft. In Outlook on the Web, click the Junk menu, and select Phishing
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages similar to this one