Naked celebrities on LinkedIn lead to malware

Graham Cluley

A blog post by our friends at Trend Micro caught my eye this morning, and got some of the guys inside SophosLabs looking a little closer at some of the profiles listed on the business networking site, LinkedIn.

It’s surprising how many people signed-up on LinkedIn have words like “nude” and “naked” in their job title. It’s possible that some of these are genuine (for instance, the person who claims to be the Chief Nude Parachutist at a New York-based company), but many of them are not.

For instance, I think it’s very unlikely that Paris Hilton works for a firm called “company B”, and that she would want to post links claiming to be of her infamous sex video.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.