06 Jan 2023

Jimmy Soni on Why PayPal Was Successful

In this OODAcast, we talk with Jimmy Soni, the author of the book “The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley”. Jimmy takes a deep, historical look at the founding story of PayPal with detailed analysis, interviews, and access that you won’t find in any other telling of the PayPal story. PayPal is a fascinating company to look at, not only to examine the PayPal business, but in looking at what emerged out of the PayPal founding team in the future. A list of companies that includes the likes of SpaceX, Tesla, Affirm, LinkedIn, YouTube, Yammer, Palantir, Kiva, Yelp, and Yammer.

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28 Oct 2022

LinkedIn Unveils New Security Features to Tackle Fraud

Business social media company LinkedIn has reportedly launched a new series of features that aims to take down fake profiles and malicious use of the platform, which is designed to allow professionals to connect with others. The firm announced the new measures in a blog post on Tuesday. The blog

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25 Oct 2022

DHL Replaces LinkedIn As Most Imitated Brand in Phishing Attempts

Popular shipping company DHL has replaced Linkedin as the most impersonated brand being imitated in phishing attempts. The brand was identified as the most imitated between July and September of this year by Check Point security in its Q3 Brand Phishing Report. The new data finds that phishing campaigns impersonating

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02 Aug 2022

North Korean fraudsters suspected of copying people’s LinkedIn and Indeed profiles in a bid to land jobs at U.S. crypto firms

North Korean hackers are raiding job sites like LinkedIn and Indeed and stealing tidbits of information from real profiles to build plagiarized resumes and land jobs at U.S. cryptocurrency firms, according to security analysts. Security researchers at Mandiant Inc. told Bloomberg that fraudsters were attempting to secure employment at these companies

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28 Jul 2022

Novel Malware Hijacks Facebook Business Accounts

A recently discovered malware dubbed Ducktail has been linked to Vietnamese threat actors. researchers from WithSecure released a report on Tuesday detailing the campaign in which the attackers use LinkedIn to steal data and admin privileges. The campaign appears to be motivated by financial gain. and has been active since

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21 Apr 2022

Phishing emails targeting LinkedIn accounts are on the rise. Here’s what to watch out for

Security researchers at Check Point released a report detailing phishing attempts against LinkedIn users. Check Point researchers stated that LinkedIn users should be wary of suspicious emails that seemingly come from LinkedIn. If the recipient clicks on the link, they are taken to a spoofed login page that harvests credentials

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19 Apr 2022

Court rules that data scraping is legal in LinkedIn appeal

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that LinkedIn cannot stop a major competitor, hiQ Labs, from scraping publicly available user data from its site. Although the information is public, LinkedIn argued that harvesting it from the site is illegal. The case has gone on for roughly five

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17 Feb 2022

Massive LinkedIn Phishing, Bot Attacks Feed on the Job-Hungry

LinkedIn has confirmed a series of attacks impersonating its brand to target job hunters who also face the threat of huge data-scraping bot attacks. According to LinkedIn, users who are specifically vulnerable include those who are willing to offer up any information that would guarantee them the position. This includes

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01 Jul 2021

LinkedIn’s 1.2B Data-Scrape Victims Already Being Targeted by Attackers

Just days after LinkedIn was targeted in another data-scraping attack consisting of 700 million LinkedIn profiles, the victims of the attack are being targeted by cybercriminals. The data scraping incident resulted in the trove of information being posted to a popular hacker forum. The vast amount of lifted data is

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07 Apr 2021

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

A huge trove of LinkedIn data has been discovered on an online marketplace, exposing the IDs, names, email addresses, and personal details of 500 million users. Although the data may not seem harmful alone, it could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and specific users. The data set

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