Data 700 million users LinkedIn for sale online.
Data from 700 million LinkedIn users are offered for sale online. It includes names, phone numbers, email and home addresses, and more.
A similar leak came to light at LinkedIn in April, when it involved a file containing 500 million users. This new set of stolen data has been offered online since June 22; restore Privacy reports. This concerns data from almost 93 per cent of the total 756 million users of LinkedIn.
The data was stolen in the same way as in April: by misusing resources that LinkedIn offers, a so-called API. That is what the provider of the data tells Restore Privacy. By misusing that API, it was possible for the hacker to automatically retrieve the data of millions of users.