Data from 500M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale Online


Personal data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users has been posted for sale online in yet another incident of threat actors scraping data from public profiles and slinging it online for potential cybercriminal misuse.

Hackers posted an archive containing data they said includes LinkedIn IDs, full names, professional titles, email addresses, phone numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII) on a popular hacker forum, according to a report in CyberNews on Tuesday.

The LinkedIn incident comes on the heels of a substantial leak of personal data from more than 533 million Facebook users last weekend.

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Source: ThreatPost