Nearly got caught out by this one as nefarious criminal masterminds are always at work on the net
Thankfully this threat was thwarted by my Anti-Virus software but a relatively authentic looking request "to connect to" was/is a hidden trojan.
By clicking on View Profile (and I guess if you do Accept) a nasty little bit of malware (not the Ben 10 Alien type) will try and run (installing said trojan))
Just passing the message on as the Internet is a jungle out there! If in doubt go through LinkedIn proper to do your research/review ;)