Warning on Chinese use of LinkedIn

Written by Mark Evans

Germany’s intelligence service (BfV) has detailed how Chinse services are using social networks for intelligence gathering, including using fake profiles on LinkledIn.

The accusations came in the form of a public announcement from the BfV, which was designed to warn the public of placing information on social networks.

In the announcement it said that 10,000 German citizens had been contacted via LinkedIn by profiles purporting to be peers, headhunters and such like individuals.
The Chinese have, however, denied any wrongdoing.