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600 million LinkedIn accounts hacked, data sold

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Threat actors have once again managed to scrape data from over 600 million user profiles on LinkedIn, and have put it up for sale for an undisclosed sum, according to reports.

This incident, reported by CyberNews, is the third time in the past four months that data scraped from millions of its user’s public profiles has been posted for sale.

According to samples posted by the unscrupulous user, the latest round of data scraped from LinkedIn includes the member’s full name, email addresses, links to their social media accounts, and other details users have voluntarily shared on their public profiles.

They have reportedly used automated tools to crawl through LinkedIn and compile the data from millions of profiles in an easily readable format.

CyberNews added that while the data isn’t deeply sensitive, it could still put users at risk of spam and expose them to phishing attacks. It adds that the details can also be used by “malicious actors to quickly and easily find new targets based on the criminals’ preferred methods of social engineering.”

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