Data leaked for LinkedIn's 500 million users, personal information is being sold online
The LinkedIn website says that the number of users of the platform worldwide is more than 740 million, or 74 million, which means that more than two-thirds of the company's users' data is compromised.
LinkedIn is the latest company to fall victim to data breach. This data is quite large. It is reported that the data of more than 500 million users of the platform has been stolen and has been posted online for sale. This database contains sensitive information such as email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, full names, account IDs, links to their social media accounts of users. The breached data is reportedly being sold by an unknown user on the hacker forum. This user has made public the data of more than 2 million i.e. 2 million users in the name of sample proof. In exchange for the hacked data, the hacker is demanding a large amount in the form of bitcoins.
The LinkedIn website states that the number of users worldwide using the platform is more than 740 million, or 74 million, which means that more than two-thirds of the company's data is compromised and is being sold online. . This news was previously reported by CyberNews and LinkedIn later confirmed this breech to Business Insider.
In an official statement to the publication, a LinkedIn spokesperson stated (translated) "We are still investigating the issue and the publicly visible information in the posted database was scraped from LinkedIn and these other websites or Was associated with data collected from companies. Breaching our users' data from LinkedIn is a violation of our Terms of Service and we are constantly working to protect our users and their data. The data includes sensitive information such as phone numbers, email IDs, workplace information, and even links to their social media accounts.
A few days ago, personal data of 533 million i.e. 53.3 million Facebook users was leaked on the hacking forum. The large dataset includes users from 106 countries, including 32 million users in the US and 6 million users in India. The database reportedly contains users' emails, phone numbers, Facebook IDs, locations, dates of birth and bios.