Which phishing email is likeliest to fool you?

Emma Woollacott
Passwords stolen from LinkedIn
Passwords stolen from LinkedIn

Unsuspecting computer users are twice as likely to fall for phishing attacks if they're disguised as messages to connect on LinkedIn.

According to research from security company Proofpoint, it's the most effective way for cyber-attackers to fool people at work into downloading malicious links. Users are, apparently, eight times more likely to click on a fraudulent LinkedIn invitation than on other fake social network emails.

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