Leaked of 500 million LinkedIn users data: According to a report, the data of LinkedIn users has been leaked online. It contains data of more than 500 million users. It can be said that by looking at such breaches, users need to be cautious at this time.
A few days ago, a data breach case of users of the social media website Facebook revealed. This breach describes as the largest breach in the company’s history. Under this, data of 533 million users were hacked by hackers and was also sold online. Users still could not even emerge from the Facebook data breach case that now another big data breach has come out.
If you are a LinkedIn user then this news is very important for you. Actually, according to a report, the data of LinkedIn users has been leaked online. It contains data of more than 500 million users. It declares by looking at such breaches, users need to be cautious at this time.
What’s in the report?
According to a report by CyberNews, important data of 500 million users of LinkedIn has been seen on Darkweb. The report stated that the leaked information included LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, links to LinkedIn profiles, links to other social media profiles, professional titles, and other work-related data. It is not yet clear whether the hackers are selling the updated LinkedIn profile.
What’s LinkedIn says?
LinkedIn has accepted the data breach, saying, “This breach contains data that can be seen in public that has been scraped from LinkedIn. Users trust LinkedIn with their data Has expressed and we are taking action to maintain that trust. We also investigate an alleged set of LinkedIn data that has available for sale. It also determines that it is in fact on many websites. And aggregation of companies’ data. ”
The company also said, “This includes data that is publicly viewable. This data is understood to scrape from Breach LinkedIn. It does not include any personal user account data from LinkedIn. If our if someone misuses the users’ data then it violates the policy of the company. If anyone uses our user’s data without their consent then we stop them and hold them accountable. ”
The company has started investigating LinkedIn data breaches by exposing the personal information of millions of users. Company officials told Bloomberg that users’ data, including ID, full name, email address, telephone number include in this breach and its investigation has started.
The report said the leaked data could use to track targeted phishing attacks, spam 500 million emails, phone numbers, and passwords of LinkedIn profiles and email addresses. In such a situation, users advise changing the password of their LinkedIn account and the email address associate with the account. Further, enable two-factor authentication on all official accounts.
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