SMF Support > General Thai Support

MI5 warns of spies using LinkedIn to steal secrets


At least 10,000 UK nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to hostile states, on the professional social network LinkedIn, over the past five years, according to MI5.

It warned users who had accepted such connection requests might have then been lured into sharing secrets.

"Malicious profiles" are being used on "an industrial scale", the security agency's chief, Ken McCallum, said.

A campaign has been launched to educate government workers about the threat.

The effort - Think Before You Link - warns foreign spies are targeting those with access to sensitive information.
One concern is the victims' colleagues, in turn, become more willing to accept follow-up requests - because it looks as if they share a mutual acquaintance.

Travel opportunities pg
MI5 did not specifically name LinkedIn but BBC News has learned the Microsoft-owned service is indeed the platform involved.

The 10,000-plus figure includes staff in virtually every government departments as well as key industries, who might be offered speaking or business and travel opportunities that could lead to attempts to recruit them to provide confidential information.

And it is thought a large number of those approached engaged initially with the profiles that contacted them online.

"No-one is immune to being socially manipulated into wrongdoing through these approaches," the guidance given to government staff says.

LinkedIn has said it welcomes the initiative.

Really nice and interesting post. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one. Keep posting. Thanks for sharing.  MLM Gateway

I curious more interest in some of them hope you will give more information on this topics in your next articles.  MLM Gateway

Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also.  MLM Gateway

Wow what a Great Information about World Day its exceptionally pleasant educational post. a debt of gratitude is in order for the post.  MLM Gateway


[0] ดัชนีข้อความ