Sunday, August 12, 2018

Phony ‘LinkedOut’ and ‘Inlook’ phishing emails

Back on July 6th I had blogged about getting phishing emails, and that I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck.

On Friday I received a fake 'LinkedOut' email that claimed to be from LinkedIn. But the address was from somewhere else, and the message was grammatically wrong – “You appeared in 6 search this week.”

On Saturday there was one pretending to be from Outlook (Hotmail) with the wrong address, and that warned “Someone just used your password to sign in to your profile.”

The fishing boy silhouette came from Openclipart.

UPDATE August 13, 2018

Kim Kommando has described what happens if you reply to a similar email in a July 31st article titled Sneaky iOS scam spreading now.   

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