After 500 million LinkedIn users were affected in a data-scraping incident in April 2021, it has happened again with big security consequences. A new posting with 700 million LinkedIn records has appeared on a popular hacker forum. Analysts from Privacy Sharks found the data put up for sale on RaidForums by a hacker calling himself “GOD User TomLiner.” The dark web advertisement, posted 22 June 2021, claims that 700 million records are included in the cache, and included a sample of 1 million
TechRadar is reporting that the personal data of about 500 million LinkedIn users is being sold on a popular hacking forum. Cyber security analysts discovered this evidence, which includes LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, links to LinkedIn profiles, links to other social media profiles, and professional titles, and other work-related data. On a good note, no associated passwords or payment data appear to have been affected.
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LinkedIn is a great portal to increase your professional network and there are actors who really want to connect with you and your connections. Remember, people often look at mutual connections before accepting some on they do not know personally. A casual acceptance can lend credibility to hackers’ requests to connect.
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On 1 May 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed “Internet sovereignty” bill. New requirements to use ISPs to track traffic origin will likely force traffic decryption and support of internal censorship efforts. In the future, Russia will develop its own DNS system to conduct special Internet controls. Currently, LinkedIn is banned in Russia. Russian national payment system, Mir, was developed after several Russian banks were denied services by US-based Visa and MasterCard. Future st
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