Use the CyberNews data check to see if your email address is part of the LinkedIn Data Leak leaks.
On April 9, 2021, ThreatPost writes:
Personal data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users has been posted for sale online in yet another incident of threat actors scraping data from public profiles and slinging it online for potential cybercriminal misuse.
Hackers posted an archive containing data they said includes LinkedIn IDs, full names, professional titles, email addresses, phone numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII) on a popular hacker forum, according to a report in CyberNews on Tuesday.
The LinkedIn incident comes on the heels of a substantial leak of personal data from more than 533 million Facebook users last weekend.
LinkedIn Confirms Data-Scraping
LinkedIn officials confirmed that data from the platform was included in the database and, like Facebook officials before them, said it was not due to a breach of its system but instead was scraped from the LinkedIn site.
“We have investigated an alleged set of LinkedIn data that has been posted for sale and have determined that it is actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and companies” that includes “publicly viewable member-profile data that appears to have been scraped from LinkedIn,” the company said in a statement on its website, on Thursday.
“This was not a LinkedIn data breach, and no private member account data from LinkedIn was included in what we’ve been able to review,” according to the post.
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