A report by Cyber News states that data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users have been scraped. The information is now accessible for purchase on the internet. Insider was informed by a spokesperson for LinkedIn that they own an information public database.
Insider has received a statement from a spokesperson for LinkedIn explaining that although we’re still looking into the matter, the publicly available dataset is believed to contain publicly available information scraped by LinkedIn and aggregated data from other websites or businesses.
HACKERS SCRAPED DATA OF 500M LINKEDIN
“Scraping LinkedIn member’s data is not in line with our conditions of service. We’re constantly trying to safeguard our members.
LinkedIn has 740 million active users per its site. The data scraping reported by 500 million users could indicate that half (or greater) of LinkedIn’s users could be affected.