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LinkedIn data on sale!

Scitech Report

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

LinkedIn data on sale!

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investigation.

The incident was not a data breach and no private member account data from the platform was included, LinkedIn said in a blog post on Thursday, adding that the information on sale is a collection of data from a number of websites and companies.

LinkedIn declined to provide more details on the incident, including the number of users affected.

CyberNews had reported on April 6 that an archive of data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles was put for sale on a popular hacker forum.

Earlier this week, Facebook said ‘malicious actors’ had obtained data prior to September 2019 by ‘scraping’ profiles using vulnerability in the platform.