Fake LinkedIn profiles lure unsuspecting users

October 12, 2015


No doubt you’ve received a invitation from someone you don’t know — or you’re not sure you know. Next time, you might want to think a little harder before accepting.

Researchers from Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit have identified a network of at least 25 well-developed LinkedIn profiles as part of a targeted campaign against individuals in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

The fake profiles were linked to 204 legitimate profiles belonging to individuals working in defense, telecommunications, government, and utility sectors.

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