Fake Profiles on LinkedIn Digital Forensic Analysis by Augustine Fou

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Bad guys create fake LinkedIn accounts by algorithm and use them to link to other people to harvest their information and their connections. These techniques can be used in phishing attacks or other forms of identity theft

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Fake Profiles on LinkedIn Digital Forensic Analysis by Augustine Fou

  1. 1. Augustine Fou- 1 - Fake LinkedIn Profiles are Bot Created Dr. Augustine Fou http://linkd.in/augustinefou December 2013
  2. 2. Augustine Fou- 2 - Stock Photos as Profile Picture stock photo suspicious name – “B.S. Chunks”
  3. 3. Augustine Fou- 3 - Stock Photos as Profile Picture stock photo
  4. 4. Augustine Fou- 4 - Misspelled Words bot generated content
  5. 5. Augustine Fou- 5 - Plagiarized Images plagiarized images
  6. 6. Augustine Fou- 6 - Unreadable Keyword Content bot generated content
  7. 7. Augustine Fou- 7 - Bot Generated Profiles
  8. 8. Augustine Fou- 8 - Non-Conforming Info Email address doesn’t relate to name Plagiarized images
  9. 9. Augustine Fou- 9 - More Fake Profile Examples
  10. 10. Augustine Fou- 10 - Dr. Augustine Fou – Digital Consigliere “Bad guys create fake LinkedIn accounts by algorithm and use them to link to other people to harvest their information and their connections. These techniques can be used in phishing attacks or other forms of identity theft.” FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, HCG (OMNICOM) MCKINSEY CONSULTANT CLIENT SIDE / AGENCY SIDE EXPERIENCE PROFESSOR AND COLUMNIST ENTREPRENEUR / SMALL BUSINESS OWNER PHD MATERIALS SCIENCE (MIT '95) AT AGE 23 @acfou ClickZ Articles: http://bit.ly/augustine-fou-clickz Slideshares: http://bit.ly/augustine-fou-slideshares LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/augustinefou
  11. 11. Augustine Fou- 11 - Related Articles Video Ad Fraud Investigation, Part 1 By: Augustine Fou, October 2013 Fighting Rampant Online Ad Fraud By: Augustine Fou, October 2013 Proof Positive Examples of Ad Fraud By: Augustine Fou, November 2013 How to Detect Fraudulent Websites By: Augustine Fou, Nov 2013 The Mainstream Porn Problem By: Augustine Fou, November 2013 Augustine Fou- 11 -

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