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After Facebook, data of half a billion LinkedIn users put up for sale online: Report

9 days ago   |   By Pocketnow

Earlier this year, it was reported that the account data - which included email addresses and mobile numbers - was leaked online. While the world is still debating about it and Facebook's ineffective role in the wake of it, another massive leak has raised its head. This time, the profile data of around 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked on a hacker forum. CyberNews reports that the leaked data scraped from LinkedIn profiles contains details such as full names, phone numbers, email addresses, and employment information to name a few.
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Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn's in the hot seat

Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn's in the hot seat

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

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You might still be reeling from the news that personal information from 533 million Facebook accounts has been made freely available online. But now there's another huge batch of people's data floating around the web - including data from LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network confirmed. And the potential scope of the leak is huge: an individual selling the data on a hacker forum claims it was scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles, according to CyberNews .
In a purported sample of two million of the profiles for sale, LinkedIn...
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500 million LinkedIn profiles' data is being sold on a forum

500 million LinkedIn profiles' data is being sold on a forum

10 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Is someone auctioning off the email attached to your LinkedIn account?
What you need to know 500 million LinkedIn profiles had their data scraped.
That scraped data is now appearing for sale on a forum.
You can preview the data for roughly two dollars' worth of forum credit.
As reported by CyberNews , 500 million profiles on LinkedIn have had their profiles scraped for data. But that's not the worst of it. The worst part is that the data scraper responsible is now selling that data, looking for a four-digit minimum price tag in exchange for the goods.
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