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500M LinkedIn Accounts Allegedly Leaked: How To Find Out If Yours Is One Of Them
By Alexa Heah, 11 Apr 2021
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Following a massive Facebook data breach, an archive containing data scrapped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has allegedly been put up for sale on a popular hacker forum. According to CyberNews, two million records have already been leaked as proof of the breach.
The author of the forum post has asked for a 4-figure sum for the 500 million profiles, though users on the forum can view the 2 million samples for approximately US$2 worth of forum credits.
CyberNews’ investigation team has confirmed the leak through the samples provided on the forum. However, it is currently unclear if the leaked profiles are up-to-date or a compilation of previous breaches. A statement by LinkedIn on April 8 said that there had been no new data breach, hinting that it could be the latter.
Information scrapped in the breach included full names, e-mail address, phone numbers, and other work-related data. To find out if you’ve been a victim of this leak, check Have I Been Pwned or CyberNews’ data leak checker.
If you suspect your data’s been leaked, take precaution by changing your LinkedIn and e-mail passwords, and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your online accounts.
[via CyberNews, Apple Insider, cover image via kovop58 / Shutterstock.com]
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