Several files with information from 500 million
have been shared on a
for sale, although at the moment it is not clear if this is updated data or from a previous security breach.
The author of the publication in the hacker forum has shared a file with the data of
2 million user accounts
of the professional social network
, as a sample of another larger file, this time of 500 million users.
Both files are available for sale, as reported by
, and contain information such as full user names, their identification in the social network,
links to profiles of other networks. social
has confirmed that this is information from the platform, but has not been able to determine if it is updated information or
from old security breaches
Nor has it found information considered sensitive, such as bank details.
The author of the post sells the sample file for $ 2 in forum credits, but it appears the entire file is auctioning it off for four-digit sums, in
However, it is unclear if the threat maker is selling up-to-
or if the data was taken from or added to a previous breach suffered by
or other companies long ago.
As a consequence of this leak, LinkedIn users whose information appears in the files may end up being victims of malicious campaigns via email or telephone, but also of 'phishing' - impersonation of a legitimate source.
Cybercriminals can also try to access profiles.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
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