500 Million LinkedIn Account Leaked Online On A Popular Hacker Forum
Days after a massive Facebook data leaked, a thread actor is selling an archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles on a popular hacker forum, according to CyberNews.
In a purported sample of two million of the profiles for sale, LinkedIn members’ full names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, and more were visible, CyberNews found.
The four leaked files contain information about the LinkedIn users whose data has been allegedly scraped by the threat actor, including their full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, and more.
“We have investigated an alleged set of LinkedIn data that has been posted for sale and have determined that it is actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and companies,” reads LinkedIn’s statement.
Based on the samples Cybernews saw from the leaked files, they appear to contain a variety of mostly professional information from LinkedIn profiles, including:
- LinkedIn IDs
- Full names
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- Links to LinkedIn profiles
- Links to other social media profiles
- Professional titles and other work-related data