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LinkedIn data breach of 500m accounts

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

IDs, names, email addresses and more personal details are part of the massive database of stolen data, which could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and its users. A massive trove of LinkedIn account data has been found for sale online, containing 500 million user records including email addresses, phone numbers, links to other social media profiles and professional details. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has...

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Days after a massive Facebook data leak made the headlines, it seems like we’re in for another one, this time involving LinkedIn. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author. Updated on 07/04: We updated our personal data leak checker database with more than 780,000 email addresses associated with this leak. Use...

Phishing Scammers Send a Fake “Private Shared Document” as the Initial Attack Vector for Stealing LinkedIn Credentials

Phishing Scammers Send a Fake “Private Shared Document” as the Initial Attack Vector for Stealing LinkedIn Credentials

A new social engineering scam demonstrates how cybercriminals are both evolving their tactics while still using tried and true methods that just work to attain their goals. I’ve covered scams impersonating Office 365 I don’t know how many times. But it’s not very often you hear about a scam that uses LinkedIn as both its distribution medium and its’ credential target. Last month, victim LinkedIn users received a message from one of their connections...

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