Social networking Site LinkedIn Suffers Data Breach of its 700mn users, But LinkedIn denies allegations.
The data exposed includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, industry information, physical addresses, geolocation records, and salaries of the users.
A user on RaidForums put the data up for sale late last week. The user tried to sell the information online, and for this, He/She also posted a sample of the data. Data of a total of 1 million LinkedIn users are contained within the sample.
The networking site issued a statement last night confirming that no information regarding any of their members was breached.
LinkedIn Statement on the Data Breach claims
“Our teams have investigated a set of alleged LinkedIn data that has been posted for sale,” they confirmed.
“We want to be clear that this is not a data breach and no private LinkedIn member data was exposed. Our initial investigation has found that this data was scraped from LinkedIn and other various websites and includes the same data reported earlier this year in our April 2021 scraping update.”
The company added that they hold a lot of trusted data and that if anyone tried to take such information, “we work to stop them and hold them accountable.”