The number of LinkedIn accounts claiming to be Apple employees Half overnight. In fact, the company recently activated “cleaning” systems trained to get robots off the platform, so that it’s now almost Three hundred thousand accounts It has been deleted.
This fraudulent activity is growing rapidly on many social media networks, but it has recently increased on LinkedIn in particular, with hundreds of thousands of accounts (with Apple accounts only) claiming to be part of the company, when in fact this was not true. These accounts are well created thus hard to findalso due to the fact that many profile descriptions and even photos were like that implicitly withdrawn From real employee accounts.
The problem of bots and fake accounts It’s very prevalent Which according to a report Crepes on security The number of employees in the largest companies could have decreased significantly in October.
In the case of Apple, it has moved from 576,652 to 284,991 accounts LinkedIn, but as the developer points out Jay Binho Even those on Amazon have fallen behind a lot: He noticed this while working on an app intended for organizations intending to track company data, noting that in one night the number of employee accounts rose from 1.2 million to 838,601 units.
As for Apple, at the time of writing there were 279,053 employee accounts, but they could fall back further over the next few weeks, especially if you take into account their webpage on inclusion where they announce that In 2021 “more than 165,000 talented employees work there”.
LinkedIn has not commented on the news but claims that it is constantly working to try and keep the platform free of fake accounts. Unfortunately The problem of bots is not the only problem to be controlledIn fact, in the last year alone, the data of 500 million LinkedIn profiles was put up for sale in a forum frequented by cybercriminals.