Did LinkedIn Get Hacked?

January 16th, 2018 | by Jason Alba |

I got these two weird messages over the weekend… what’s going on?

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I went to the ov49s URL (I know, I shouldn’t have, but curiosity got the better of me)… if you leave off the first part it looks like a page that doesn’t go anywhere… but with the forumresearch part it goes to a secret shopper page. PLEASE NEVER EVER sign up on a random form that you don’t trust with a weird URL from someone you don’t know! Ever. Never.   Well, unless you want to spend hours trying to reverse identity theft :(

So, what’s the deal?

My policy (unless I’m testing something out) is to simply delete, ignore, and maybe remove the connection. But don’t get hung up on it, and don’t click nothing!

 

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