A surge of targeted cyberattacks is affecting LinkedIn, leading to a substantial number of accounts being either locked for security reasons or seized by malicious actors.

As disclosed in a recent report from Cyberint, numerous LinkedIn users have raised concerns regarding the compromise of their accounts or being locked out, with an added challenge of receiving insufficient assistance from LinkedIn’s support services. These attackers seem to be leveraging leaked login credentials or employing brute-force tactics in their endeavor to commandeer a significant volume of LinkedIn profiles.

In cases where accounts have strong passwords or use two-factor authentication, repeated hacking attempts trigger a temporary account lock as a security measure. Account owners must then provide additional information and their password to regain access.

What Can you Do:

For those who maintain an active presence on LinkedIn, it is essential to seize this moment and assess the security precautions you have put in place. Consider implementing two-factor authentication and adopting a distinctive and lengthy password for an added layer of protection. Also, do not reuse passwords, such as your Chapman University account. Read our blog on how to create a strong password.

If you receive a suspicious email in your Chapman account, do not click on any link or reply to the sender. Instead, please continue to report any malicious message by forwarding it as an attachment to abuse@chapman.edu. To see the latest trending scams, please visit www.chapman.edu/scams. 


Stay safe and secure!  

Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)