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LinkedIn confirmed that it was not a victim of a data breach

April 12, 2021

LinkedIn has issued a formal statement to deny that the recent leak that exposed the account details of more than 500 million of its registered users was caused by a security breach.

A threat actor has put for sale on a popular hacker forum an archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author.

The four leaked files contain information about the users whose data has been allegedly scraped by the threat actor, including their full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, and more.

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