I get a steady stream of phishing emails but this one is really weird. I keep getting an email that appears extremely legitimate from Linkedin. I knew something was wrong with it however because it came to an address I do not use for Linkedin and moreover the person who was supposedly requesting the connection says she never sent it, so it would appear to be a forgery. The email address was known to my counterparty, so it is possible her computer is hacked and they vacuumed her email address book to get my address.
The only problem is that the clickable link in the email does appear to go to Linkedin. Here is the link (edited slight to invalidate the tokens):
Since this link does appear to be going to Linkedin (not the usual Russian proxy), how can the phisher possibly be using it?