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LinkedIn Suffers Massive Data Breach, Personal Details of 92 Percent Users Being Sold Online

LinkedIn Suffers Massive Data Breach, Personal Details of 92 Percent Users Being Sold Online

LinkedIn has a total of 756 million users, which means that the data of more than 92 percent of its users has been compromised in this new breach. LinkedIn data of over 700 million users has reportedly been exposed in a new breach. The new dataset obtained by an unknown hacker is said to consist of personal details of LinkedIn users, including phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation data, and inferred salaries.

The new dataset of 700 million users is also on sale on the Dark Web, wherein the hacker has posted a sample set of 1 million users for buyers. RestorePrivacy was the first to spot this listing on the Dark Web and the sample data was cross-verified by 9to5Google. The sample dataset that has been published on the Dark Web includes user information like email addresses, full names, phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation records, LinkedIn username and profile URL, inferred salaries, personal and professional experience/ background, gender, and social media accounts and usernames.

9to5Google reached out directly to the hacker who says that the data was obtained by exploiting the LinkedIn API to harvest information that people upload to the site. The dataset does not include passwords, but the information is still very valuable and could amount to identity theft or phishing attempts.
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