New ‘Think Before you Link’ App will help businesses and the public protect themselves from potential espionage.

An innovative app, allowing users of social media and professional networking sites, to better identify the hallmarks of fake profiles used by foreign spies and other malicious actors, and take steps to report and remove them, has been launched.

The new app is part of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’s (CPNI) ‘Think Before You Link’ campaign. It has been developed with behavioural scientists to include features such as a profile reviewer, which will help individuals identify potentially fake profiles and report anything they deem suspicious.

The app is freely available to download on the Google Play or Apple store.

For further information visit New app to counter malicious approaches online - GOV.UK (

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