New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed

MatsuShimizu

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On June 22nd, a user on a popular hacker advertised data from 700 Million LinkedIn users for sale. The user of the forum posted up a sample of the data that includes 1,000,000 LinkedIn users. The data includes: Email addresses, full names, phone numbers, addresses, personal details. It puts 700+ million people at risk of identity theft, phishing attempts, and social engineering attacks.
UPDATE: LinkedIn has confirmed via email to RestorePrivacy that the data was obtained from their servers, as well as from other sources. And contrary to some reports, LinkedIn is NOT denying that data was harvested from their servers. They point out, however, that some data was also obtained from other sources.
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f33dm3bits

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Thanks! Will change my e-mail address I used for linkedin.
 
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