ASIO warns of spies using social media trying to recruit Australians

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:21pm, first published November 17 2020 - 2:30am
ASIO boss Mike Burgess at a National Press Club event earlier this year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

That LinkedIn recruiter offering you an exciting new role might be a foreign intelligence recruitment attempt intending to "win your trust and steal your secrets", ASIO has warned as a part of its new awareness campaign.


Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

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