LinkedIn data breach blamed for multiple secondary compromises

Steve Ragan reports:

The LinkedIn compromise has been linked to a number of confirmed incidents where data exfiltration has taken place. It’s possible these incidents are only the tip of the iceberg though, as many of the organizations compromised are service providers with access to customer networks.


Multiple industry sources have shared additional details with Salted Hash, some confirming upwards of thirty instances where an organization has been compromised and sensitive information exfiltrated by the attackers.

However, this number is likely a low estimate, as the compromised organizations are service providers with access to customer networks.

Those who spoke to Salted Hash on the condition of anonymity are still working active cases to determine the full extent of the problems, but the fear is that the customers of the breached service providers have been compromised as well.

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