Online privacy firm alleges data breach of 700 mn LinkedIn users, co denies

Breach was reported by RestorePrivacy, according to whose website, the user of a popular hacker forum advertised data from 700 million LinkedIn users for sale on June 22

BS Reporter New Delhi
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LinkedIn has suffered a massive data breach, allegedly affecting 700 million users, but the company has denied any private data was exposed.
The breach was reported by RestorePrivacy, an online portal focused on online privacy and security related news. According to the website, a user of a popular hacker forum advertised data from 700 million LinkedIn users for sale on June 22.
The user of the forum posted a sample of the data that includes 1 million LinkedIn users, which includes data such as email addresses, full names, phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation records, LinkedIn username and profile URL and other information.

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First Published: Jun 30 2021 | 3:08 PM IST

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