Count the Phish: LinkedIn Email
The LinkedIn email below is an attempted phishing attack. There are quite a few red flags in there. Let’s see if you can find them all!
There are 6 red flags in total.
- The date is in a non-US format.
- The subject of the email has one grammatical and one spelling
- In the body of the email, the very first hyperlink has a phishy domain name. It says ‘www.linkdin.com,’ so as you can see the letter “e” is missing.
- The writeup in the center of the email also has a grammatical error.
- And lastly, the footer of the email has a spelling mistake.
When reviewing an email, never rely on one indicator alone. Review the email as a whole and see if it sets off any alarms in your mind, which may look like a possible phishing attack.
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