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Bogus profiles on social networking website LinkedIn are punting malware to the credulous and starstruck. Fraudulent accounts in the name of celebrities such as Beyoncé Knowles, Victoria Beckham, Salma Hayek and others are littered with links that take surfers to site harbouring malware, Trend Micro reports. The attack - which …


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  1. Chris Gray

    LinkedIn fairly safe

    You can accomplish pretty much everything on LinkedIn with JavaScript turned off, so it continues to be a fairly safe site.

  2. Francis Fish

    Berk is rhyming slang for Berkshire Hunt

    ... and was judged unparliamentry language some years ago. Please, don't use it. Fuck is fine for me though, carry on ... nothing to see here.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Berk etc.

    Akshully, Berkshire Hunt is rhyming slang for C***. Berk is the approved short form version.

    Something smells of fish, though......

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hard to imagine?

    "It's hard to imagine many (if any) would have been taken in by such a crude and transparently bogus ruse..."

    ...but then again, I got a nigerian spam yesterday - totally normal, except FROM: was "NIGERIAN SCAMMERS". Seriously.

  5. Ian Hendry

    Not the best place to spread malware...

    Surely most people on LinkedIn, which boasts it has the highler echelons of society, would smell a rat when a "celebrity" is using a professional networking site to tout nude pictures?

    Apat from which, LinkedIn proactively discourages you from connecting to people you don't already know, so it's quite unlikely you'll be surfing for celebs in the first place.

    Not the best place to be spreading malware.

    Ian Hendry

    CEO, WeCanDo.BIZ

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