ID Experts release a list of 10 breach risks and one in particular caught my eye. LinkedIn Lurking is a new term to me but without any extra explanation it makes sense to me.
9. LinkedIn Lurking. If your LinkedIn profile contains the words “payroll,” “HR” or “Finance,” you’ve painted a bull’s eye on your back for Spear Phishing. Not only that, LinkedIn provides the hackers with the names of your closest contacts, people whose emails you’re more likely to open if the hackers try using password-stealing malware.
Winston Krone, managing director, Kivu Consulting