A sign is posted in front of the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some 10,000 U.K. nationals have been lured on LinkedIn over the past five years by fake profiles tied to hostile nation-state threat actors

The story was first reported by BBC, which attributed the news to MI5, the British spy agency made popular in James Bond movies. MI5 stated that “these malicious profiles are being used on an industrial scale.”

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