Facebook is not the only place where people make fake profiles – they do it on LinkedIn, too. But instead of stalking their exes and spying on their significant others through fake profiles with images of photo models from vKontakte, the fake LinkedIn profiles have a more sinister agenda.According to a report by Symantec, who has spotted an increase in the number of specific profiles, they have been built to find new spam opportunities.

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