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Freshly scraped LinkedIn data of 88,000 US business owners shared online

July 1, 2021

Hours ago, a 68MB JSON database containing LinkedIn data recently collected from 88,000 US business owners was shared on a popular hacker forum.

According to the poster, the scrape targeted US business owners who have “changed job positions in [the] past 90 days.” The database includes full names, email addresses, workplace information, and other data points the owners publicly listed on their LinkedIn profiles. The archive was posted on the hacker forum for anyone to access.

While not highly sensitive, the data could still be used by threat actors to stage attacks against US business owners who the threat actors might see as being more affluent and potentially vulnerable to phishing and ransomware attacks.

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