Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fake LinkedIn profiles used by hackers

BBC TECHNOLOGY

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growing number of hackers are targeting professionals on LinkedIn, according to security firm Symantec. Its investigation uncovered dozens of fake accounts on the social network, across a variety of industries.

Posing as recruiters, the fake accounts allow hackers to map the networks of business professionals and gain the trust of those in them.

The security firm has worked with LinkedIn to remove all of the fake accounts it identified.

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