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Fake LinkedIn profiles lure unsuspecting users

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 12, 2015.

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    No doubt you've received a LinkedIn 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 social engineering 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. A quarter of the victims worked in the telecommunications sector in the Middle East and North Africa. Fortunately, the fake profiles have already been removed from LinkedIn.

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