MI5 Warns of Spies using LinkedIn

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April 20, 2021
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According to MI5, at least 10,000 U.K. nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to hostile states, on the professional social network LinkedIn, over the past five years. 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, BBC reports.

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