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Firms at risk from staff accepting random LinkedIn connection requests

From V3.co.uk

"UK staff are putting their companies at risk of phishing attacks because they are too willing to accept friend requests from random people on LinkedIn.

A survey of 2,000 workers by Intel Security found that around 24% admitted to accepting requests from people they don't know, opening company information to hackers.

Crooks can target phishing campaigns more effectively by using the information that connections on LinkedIn offer, as it gives a good insight into the networks and connections between high-ranking executives.

Phishing attacks targeting the CEO often take advantage of this, as Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer at Intel Security, explained.”

Read more at V3.co.uk


NCC Weekly News Update 21 June 2016 

 

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