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Data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is for sale online, according to a report from Cyber News. A LinkedIn spokesperson confirmed to Insider that there is a dataset of public information that was scraped from the platform.

“While we’re still investigating this issue, the posted dataset appears to include publicly viewable information that was scraped from LinkedIn combined with data aggregated from other websites or companies,” a LinkedIn spokesperson told Insider in a statement. “Scraping our members’ data from LinkedIn violates our terms of service and we are constantly working to protect our members and their data.”

LinkedIn has 740 million users, according to its website, so the reported data scraping of 500 million users means about two-thirds of the platform’s user base could be affected.

The data includes account IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, genders, and links to other social media accounts.

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It’s been posted for sale on a hacker forum, and the post’s author also leaked a sample of 2 million records as a …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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