The social networking service specifically for business, LinkedIn has just been reported to have experienced a data leak again. About 700 million LinkedIn user data reportedly leaked and is now being sold on the dark web.
If you look at LinkedIn’s user data, which has now reached 756 million, this proves that 92% of LinkedIn’s user data has now spread on the internet and is ready to be sold.
According to a cybersecurity company called RestorePrivacy, the data seller has provided 1 million data samples and once verified, the data is indeed valid.
It was stated that the data was obtained by utilising the official API from LinkedIn which had loopholes that made users’ data easily retrievable and sold.
“On June 22 yesterday, there was an advertisement selling 700 million LinkedIn user data. One forum member also provided a data sample containing 1 million LinkedIn user data,” said RestorePrivacy.
The leaked LinkedIn user data consisted of email, full name, phone number, address, geolocation records, LinkedIn username, work experience, gender, and other social media usernames.
In fact, this data leak is not too critical because there is no leaked password data. Moreover, data such as name, gender, and work experience can indeed be seen by all LinkedIn users freely.