Not even the dust of Facebook’s stolen data has been solved, when LinkedIn saw its users ’privacy being invaded. Data from 500 million social networking accounts is said to have been hacked.
This is a really tough week when it comes to user privacy.
Hard week for Facebook and LinkedIn users
A few days ago, more data than data 500 million Facebook accounts. Now, LinkedIn's time to find out if its site is a victim of privacy infringement.
As announced Cyber News, Hackers broke 500 million accounts and collected your data. The information is now said to be sold in a forum. To prove that they actually have account information, hackers have already released two million profiles.
Accounts, according to the same source, are sold by at least four digits, making Bitcoin one of the available payment methods.
Hacked public profiles
In safety, the The center issued a statement He claims to have investigated the data theft and determined that it was in fact "collecting data from a series of websites and companies."
In addition, the social network reports that publicly visible profile data has been stolen and that no data has been stolen from individual users. Also, it should be noted that this is not a breach of center data.
According to Cyber News, where data is sold, that information includes center IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, gender, links to other social media sites, and professional data.
LinkedIn has not yet contacted account holders who have seen their data hacked, and according to The Verge, it is unclear if they will.