It is widely known that LinkedIn has been commonly used by threat actors to initiate contact with targets to distribute malware, perform cyberespionage, steal credentials, or conduct financial fraud. LinkedIn is taking steps to combat these attempts by threat actors by introducing three new features in the hopes of reducing the number of fake profiles and malicious use of the platform. The first step to fighting fake accounts on LinkedIn is introducing a new “About this profile” section that gives users meta-information about the account. This information includes the date on which the user created their profile, if the account holder has verified their number, and if the account holder has linked a work email. The second step is to use AI to catch accounts using AI-generated images as profile photos to give a false sense of authenticity, which is a clear sign of fraudulent activity. Lastly, LinkedIn now displays warnings when a chat participant proposes to take communications outside the platform.
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