Data for 700M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale in Cyber-Underground
Tara Seals reports:
After 500 million LinkedIn enthusiasts were affected in a data-scraping incident in April, it’s happened again – with big security ramifications.
A new posting with 700 million LinkedIn records has appeared on a popular hacker forum, according to researchers.
Analysts from Privacy Sharks stumbled across the data put up for sale on RaidForums by a hacker calling himself “GOD User TomLiner.” The advertisement, posted June 22, claims that 700 million records are included in the cache, and included a sample of 1 million records as “proof.”
Read more on ThreatPost. Keep in mind that this really does not appear to be anything new and it’s not a breach if it is just scraping of publicly available information. Once again, it seems that some have gone for the headlines….