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The 700 million records went online after a similar breach in April. There are no passwords, but users' security may still be at risk

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Just two months after 500 million LinkedIn site profiles went up for sale on a popular hacker forum, a new online post appeared on June 22 containing 700 million pieces of information, according to the seller. . This number would be equivalent to 92% of the total users of social networking, 756 million.

The hacker, to prove that he is in possession of this data, has published a file on RaidForum containing a million of them. . The RestorePrivacy site reports that the hacker appears to have abused LinkedIn's official API to download the data, the same method used in a similar breach in April.

Those who have analyzed the data provided as an example report that there are email addresses, full names, gender data, phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation data, LinkedIn usernames, as well as profile URLs, experience and professional background. There would also be data from other social media accounts with their respective usernames.

PrivacyShark, among the first to deal with the news, got a LinkedIn comment in which it seems to minimize the extent of the dissemination of this data :

“While we are still investigating this issue, our initial analysis indicates that the dataset includes information extracted from LinkedIn and information obtained from other sources. This was not a LinkedIn data breach and our investigation determined that no LinkedIn members' private data was exposed. Extracting data from LinkedIn is a violation of our Terms of Service and we are constantly working to ensure that the privacy of our members is protected. "

Leaked information, taken with one less security breach, can pose a real threat to affected LinkedIn users though. With details like email addresses and phone numbers made available to online shoppers, people could become the target of spam campaigns, scams, or worse still, victims of identity theft. Experienced hackers may still be able to trace sensitive data only via an email address.

Even if password and email address combinations are not part of this collection, it can be a good idea to protect your account LinkedIn by updating the password, as well as that of other accounts. Enabling two-factor authentication is also recommended to prevent targeted hacks. You can check if your email address or phone number has been involved in data leaks by visiting Have I Been Pwned.

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