26 Aug 2020

Lazarus Group Targets Cryptocurrency Firms Via LinkedIn Messages

Lazarus Group, a North Korean-based APT, has been targeting the cryptocurrency industry through sophisticated phishing messages over LinkedIn. The nation-state threat operator has allegedly been conducting a widespread phishing campaign that targets a variety of businesses worldwide and appears to be financially motivated. The attackers are attempting to leverage the

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13 Jul 2020

Russian Hacker Finally Found Guilty of 2012 LinkedIn Breach

Yevgeniy Nikulin has finally been convicted of launching cyberattacks against LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring that resulted in millions of customer accounts being breached. Nikulin has spent years in custody after his initial arrest in Prague in 2016. Nikulin remained in Prague for over a year, eventually brought to the US

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17 Jun 2020

LinkedIn ‘Job Offers’ Targeted Aerospace, Military Firms With Malware

A recent malware campaign has been uncovered, targeting victims in Europe and the Middle East through LinkedIn spear-phishing messages. The targets are in the aerospace and military fields, and the attackers are impersonating human resource employees from Collins Aerospace and General Dynamics. Targets receive messages advertising fake job offers that

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31 Oct 2019

Hackers who extorted Uber and LinkedIn plead guilty

In 2016, one American citizen and one Canadian national teamed up to compromise the systems of Uber and LinkedIn in order to steal user information, which they subsequently used in order to extort the two companies, the two admitted in court this week. The threat actors used a custom tool

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23 Aug 2019

LinkedIn stopped more than 21 million fake accounts this year, but legitimate users are the real challenge

In the first half of 2019, LinkedIn banned or blocked over 21.6 million fake accounts, 19.5 of which never made it past the registration stage, new figures released by the professional networking platform show. Of the accounts that did go live, around 2 million were detected by employees and the

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22 Jul 2019

Iran-Linked APT34 Invites Victims to LinkedIn for Fresh Malware Infections

FireEye researchers recently uncovered a new phishing campaign by Iranian state-backed cyber espionage group APT34 (aka OilRig or Greenbug) that took advantage of LinkedIn. Masquerading as a Cambridge University lecturer on LinkedIn, the threat actors invited people to connect with them. If a victim accepted the connection, the hackers would

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14 Jun 2019

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Research by the Associated Press has uncovered what seems to have been a state-run espionage campaign centering on a fake LinkedIn profile that managed to connect with various influential people in Washington. Moreover, experts believe that the people behind the campaign used artificial intelligence (AI) to generate the profile picture

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19 Apr 2019

Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

A security researcher with GDI foundation has found eight unprotected databases exposing 60 million records of LinkedIn user data. In addition to LinkedIn profile information, the data includes the email address of users, even of those who have configured their LinkedIn privacy settings so that only their direct connections can

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04 Sep 2018

U.S. accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn

“The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.” Source: Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn | Reuters

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04 Jun 2018

In the Age of AI, Microsoft Continues to Corner the Market on the Human Stack with GitHub Acquisition

In addition to it’s research in AI and Quantum Computing, Microsoft has continued to apply appropriate focus on managing the human stack. In addition, to its traditional suite of Office and online solutions, Microsoft continues to acquire companies that have a human capital focus. Acquiring LinkedIn put Microsoft at the

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