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Sensitive information stolen from over 700 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale on the dark web

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Data stolen from 700 million LinkedIn accounts is reportedly available to buy on the dark web, according to PrivacySharks. This followed a major breach earlier this year, which now leaves many people susceptible to identity theft, phishing attacks, and many other cyber security related issues.

According to RestorePrivacy, a hacker reportedly advertised the sensitive information of these stolen LinkedIn accounts for sale. The same hacker posted a sample of 1 million accounts to prove their authenticity.

The following information was reportedly stolen:

Email Addresses

Full names

Phone numbers

Physical addresses

Geolocation records

LinkedIn username and profile URL

Personal and professional experience/background

Genders

Other social media accounts and usernames

This data was cross check and analysed, revealing that the data was accurate and up to date, with samples from 2020-21

LinkedIn has a total of 756 million active accounts, meaning the data breach affects 92% of its members.

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