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Hackers Scraped Data Of 500M LinkedIn

A report from Cyber News states that data from over 500 million LinkedIn users have been scraped. The data is now available for purchase online. Insider was told by a spokesperson from LinkedIn that the company has a database of public information.

Insider received a statement from a spokesperson from LinkedIn stating that while we are still investigating the issue, the published dataset appears to include publicly visible information that was scraped by LinkedIn and data aggregated from other sites or companies. 

“Scraping LinkedIn member’s data is against our terms of service. We are working constantly to protect our members.

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LinkedIn has 740 million users, according to its website. The reported data scraping of 500,000,000 users could mean that about two-thirds (or more) of LinkedIn’s user base may be affected.

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