I was sent this kind of link from presumably compromised Skype account, via a skype message (do not click unless you have a sandbox or something to protect you):
myskypeusername is, well yes, my skype user name.
Clicking that, the URL would take you through a series of redirects and finally to a page selling some "miracle Brain IQ pills" claiming to boost, double, whatever one's mental capabilities... so clearly SPAM.
Does anyone know what the
/slink... etc. URLs are used by LinkedIn? Google brought up nothing, except a few other cases where LinkedIn has been used to redirect users to SPAM.
I contacted LinkedIn about this and their "Safety support specialist" basically said they cannot do anything about it given it's not a message sent by linkedin user... go figure.
UPDATE: After I reiterated the problem to LinkedIn support, I got back the following:
Thank you for your response. We will look into this issue further and take necessary action based on our results. Thanks for your assistance in keeping LinkedIn a professional and trustworthy site.
Hopefully that's more than just words; we'll see I guess.