Linkedin hacked! 500 million people’s information was stolen


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Linkedin, the world’s largest business search and online CV sharing site, has experienced a huge technical deficit. Account data of 500 million people was stolen after the deficit. Hackers accessing the database put Linkedin in a very difficult position.

Hackers who sell the information they have seized on darkweb are demanding a significant amount of payments. The hacker group, which requires at least $1,000 per data, has already sold some information.

Following the recent hacking of Facebook and a serious data gap, Linkedin users faced the same situation. The leaked information includes Linkedin IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, gender, links and social media links. The fact that credit card information is not leaked gives users some comfort.

To check if the information sold by the hackers was real, MKBNews made some purchases. The data sent to MKBNews by the hacker group after payment consists entirely of real Linkedin data.

There is no official statement from the company. The account data of 2 out of every 3 people of the site, which has a total number of users of 750 million, was stolen. Announcing the development, MKBNews reported:

“Specifically, designated attacks may combine information contained in leaked files with other data breaches to create detailed profiles of potential victims. With this type of information, they can carry out much more persuasive phishing and social engineering attacks and even carry out identity theft. People whose information is leaked should be careful. ”

“ It is unclear whether the threat actor sold his current profiles or whether the data was collected or collected from a previous breach. There was no immediate comment from the company. ”

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It would be safest to assume that anyone with a Linkedin account could be among the 500 million leaked records. With this in mind, Linkedin users should review the security of their accounts.

What precautions can those with Linkedin accounts take?

Step 1: Login to your account, first change your password and email password.

Step 2: Create a password with uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols to be strong.

Step 3: Convert your account to two-factor authentication. You can activate this directly from the account.


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