LinkedIn like Facebook: data of 500 million users stolen and put up for sale


After Facebook’s massive data theft, today is LinkedIn’s turn. The news, published by CyberNews, reveals that the data of 500 million LinkedIn users were stolen and subsequently put up for sale by the author on a forum on the dark web. The amount required for 2 million data is only $ 2, while it rises to $ 1,800 for the complete package, preferably in Bitcoin.

After the news, LinkedIn also intervened with an official statement on its web profile stating: “We have examined an alleged series of data from LinkedIn that have been published for sale and we have determined that it is actually an aggregation of data from from a variety of websites and companies “.

In essence, LinkedIn claims that there has been no private data breach, only information that can be seen safely on a public account profile has been extracted. The technique used seems to be…

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