LinkedIn leaked data of 700 million users?

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LinkedIn leaked data

LinkedIn leaked data includes information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers and industry information.

After the recent massive data leak, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn reportedly suffered another massive leak that allegedly exposed the data of 700 million users worldwide.

However, the professional network’s website denied this information, the media reported.

According to the report, the leaked data includes information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers and industry information.

A user on RaidForums put the data up for sale late last week. It was spotted by news site Privacy Sharks, which contacted LinkedIn after reviewing a sample of the 1 million records offered by the seller, Forbes reported.

However, the company said that “this was not a LinkedIn data breach, and our investigation found that no private data of LinkedIn users was exposed.”

LinkedIn continues to investigate, but added that “initial analysis shows that the data set includes information scraped from LinkedIn as well as information obtained from other sources.”

“The data that users share online through various applications is just as vulnerable as the application they use. Any vulnerability in an application or its API can leak your data,” Sonit Jain, CEO of GajShield Infotech, told IANS.

“Users should follow a zero-trust policy and not share sensitive data on any public platforms. Turn on 2FA and change passwords regularly,” Jain added.

The professional networking platform recently experienced a massive leak of data from 500 million users allegedly being sold online.

An archive of data allegedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles was put up for sale on a popular hacking forum, and another 2 million records were shared as a test sample by the people behind the hack.

The leaked data for sale included LinkedIn identifiers, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, gender, links to LinkedIn profiles, links to other social media profiles, professional titles and other job-related data.

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