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IDG Contributor Network: Social engineering scam doesn't fool this writer

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 18, 2016.

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    Last week I received what appeared to be a legitimate email from a woman at LinkedIn who was inviting me to join ProFinder, a pilot program for freelance writers.

    Here's the message I received:


    It looks authentic, but I've had a lot of conversations with security professionals, so my guard is up. I'm suspicious, and I've learned to trust but validate. Before I clicked, I went to LinkedIn and searched the sender. She's real. Why didn't she contact me on LinkedIn? I thought.

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