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

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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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Facebook, the data of 533 million users were put on the web for free

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The phone numbers and other personal information of 533 million Facebook users were leaked for free on a popular hacker forum. Italy is the third most affected nation with over 35 million users involved. The data in question began to peep into the hacking community last June, when one member began selling it to other members. The information may include, in addition to the phone number, also: Facebook ID, name, gender, location, sentimental status, occupation, date of birth and email addresses. The package also includes the phone numbers (probably no longer active) of Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, one of the founders of the social network.

According to the BleepingComputer website, almost all users have a phone number, Facebook ID, name and gender associated with them. The package was stolen in 2019, as confirmed by Facebook, exploiting a vulnerability now fixed in the “Add a friend” function. It…

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Great Blue Herons – Gatorland — Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

Great Blue Heron Gatorland 03-23-21 We walked Gatorland in the opposite direction that we normally take. This Blue Heron had just landed and was walking on the rail. Great Blue Heron Gatorland Cropped Even though we see Great Blue Heron often, it is always great to watch that stately pose they present. As we have […]Great … Continue reading Great Blue Herons – Gatorland — Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Send in your wildlife photos! Today we have a batch of lovely eagle photos from reader Steve Adams. His intro is indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.  For the past 6-7 winters we’ve been getting the occasional Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) or two that would hang around our neighborhood. This…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True