As mentioned earlier, LinkedIn-related phishing emails are the most likely to be clicked on by recipients. As a result, they will still be prevalent in 2022, well ahead of other social media-related scams involving imposters on Facebook and Twitter.
Hackers have adopted the white coat approach regarding ordering someone to ring them on a specific number or click on a link. The psychology behind it is that it is a natural human response always to obey the order of someone with a higher authority status. Making an order, the ‘imposter CEO’ for example, creates a sense of urgency and maybe panic in an individual. They are, therefore, likely to click on the link ASAP to get it sorted. With LinkedIn being a highly reputable business platform, the stats reiterate that this is the most common way an employee gets caught out compared to other social media platforms.