The bigwig tech giants are very much in the news since this ongoing month, whether due to Trump’s claims of Google being biased towards him or Hunt voicing in for non-cooperation over the removal of child use content. Up the latest is Microsoft owned LinkedIn in the radar, but not for some wrongdoing, but is a site which Chinese espionage agencies are using to trap the US government official through the recruitment drive., the US top spy catcher agency said.
It isn’t the first time China is accused of trying to spy through this online portal as previously German and British authorities have also accused them of trying to spy through similar tactic. But it is the very first time when US authorities have voiced against this approach as it is even termed as bigger problems than the previous one.
William Evanina, the U.S. counter-intelligence chief told Reuters that law enforcement and intelligence officials have informed LinkedIn about this happening with terming all this espionage bid on the platform as ‘super aggressive’. The intelligence top official confirmed that Chinese espionage agencies contact thousand of LinkedIn members at a time without confirming the exact figures of such espionage accounts and the number of US members being targeted through them.
Evanina also suggested that LinkedIn should follow the footsteps Twitter, Facebook and Google as all of they took phenomenal action against eradicating fake accounts on the online platforms.
“I recently saw that Twitter is cancelling, I don’t know, millions of fake accounts, and our request would be maybe LinkedIn could go ahead and be part of that,” he further told.
It should be noted here that Twitter in action against the fake accounts has even deleted more than a million accounts on daily basis.