When consumers click on the abbreviated URLs, they are redirected to another URL. You are already familiar with how they operate if you have ever seen a Tiny URL or a Bit.ly link. Shortened links are a typical weapon in the phishing toolbox because they hide the destination of their links and because well-known shortening providers could be viewed as more reliable.
A LinkedIn shortened link will carry a certain level of trust for the recipient, as you could anticipate. Several tests have been conducted on this. For instance, Slinks were being utilised in February of last year to direct consumers to IRS and PayPal phishing sites.