Saturday, 5 September 2015

Security Professionals On LinkedIn Stalked By Fake Recruiters

Several security professionals who are active on LinkedIn, have been the target of fake recruiters who probably tried to map the social circle and connections. The Dutch security researcher Yonathan Klijnsma warned two weeks ago for the 'recruiters'.

Also employees of the Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure were approached by the fake accounts, which utilized under different from stock photos. The "recruiters" were mainly as employees of Talent Sources and approached security professionals through a standard message from a recruiter. What was the real purpose is unknown. Possibly this was an experiment to test how sensitive security professionals for social engineering. The accounts of the 'recruiters' appeared after some time to disappear. Still, warns Sean Sullivan from the F-Secure it is hoped that no one has given the fake accounts important information.

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