• LinkedIn’s 70 million people reportedly leaked

    Western tech sites report that the ad for the sale of data appeared on June 22nd. Microsoft-owned professional social network LinkedIn reported a massive leak. Globally, LinkedIn’s 70 million people leaked and put up for sale on the Dark Web. The incident, suspects a major security breach, came to light after an advertisement posted on a hacker forum.
    Western tech sites report that the ad for the sale of data appeared on June 22nd. According to the report of Restore Privacy, the advertisement was accompanied by the personal details of one million people. The leaked data is for the period 2020-21.

    The leaked information includes users’ names, e-mail, phone numbers, addresses and geo-locations. There is no publishment of Information such as account passwords, etc. currently.


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    At the same time, LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, now checked out the leaks. The information released does not contain any critical information about its users. Responded that this is only scraping data available to the public on various sites.
    Howsoever to note the fact is, owning one still is beyond the reach of the average person and is against the terms of service on LinkedIn. Therefore, the company will take necessary steps to prevent this, said a LinkedIn spokesperson.

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