Linkedin: If you are using LinkedIn, beware, the private information of 70 crore users is available for sale on the Dark Web – online privacy firm alleges data breach of 700 mn linkedin users company denies

Linkedin: If you are using LinkedIn, beware, the private information of 70 crore users is available for sale on the Dark Web – online privacy firm alleges data breach of 700 mn linkedin users company denies

Highlights:

  • Private data leaked by LinkedIn users.
  • Data available for sale on the Dark Web.
  • The company says no data was leaked.

New Delhi: This is the second time this year that data of LinkedIn users has been leaked. More than 70 million LinkedIn users’ data has been leaked in New Breach. According to the report, this breach contains personal information of LinkedIn users such as phone number, address, geolocation data and salary. All this information is available for sale on the Dark Web.

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According to the report, data of 92% of LinkedIn users has been leaked. The breach came to light after users of popular hacker forums advertised for data on 700 million LinkedIn users. The hackers who removed the data also posted 1 million records as samples.

According to the report, it is clear that the data collected by the hacker is genuine and up-to-date. It contains a lot of information including username, email id, phone number, address. Hackers have collected this data by taking advantage of the LinkedIn API. In April this year, data of 500 million LinkedIn users was leaked. This included users’ private information. Social media account information was also leaked online.

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LinkedIn, on the other hand, has said that data has not been breached. Our investigation found no data breach, and the company said it was working to ensure that users’ privacy was not compromised.

What can you do to protect your private information?

It is important to keep private information secure on digital platforms. For this, see if the safety, security and privacy settings in the apps are in order. Also, enable two-factor authentication with setting the correct password.

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