Millions of Hacked LinkedIn Credentials Advertised For Sale on the Deep Web

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Over a hundred million LinkedIn customers have received their information marketed over the Darknet, as reported by the Motherboard.

An online hacker that goes by the alias of Peace, informed Motherboard that they had hacked the corporate social website LinkedIn in 2012, stealing and posting data of 117 million users – a number far worse than what LinkedIn at the time, revealed.

However, currently the hacker is offering the information on Darknet prohibited websites for 5 bitcoin that converts into $2,200.

LeakedSource, a search engine for the hacked world, stated that there are more than 150 million accounts in the hacked database, and more than a hundred million of those accounts have active emails and passwords.

Back in 2012, a $5 million court action was submitted against the LinkedIn social media giant in the aftermath of the 2012 compromise, accusing the organization of their obsolete safety measures; such as neglecting to ‘salt’ security passwords – a safety standard that ‘hashes’ more typical passwords, making them more challenging to compromise.

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Source: Motherboard, BBC 


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