New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed


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Nov 10, 2017
Data from 700 million LinkedIn users is being put up for sale online, making this one of the largest LinkedIn data leaks to data.

Many people trust LinkedIn with all sorts of private data, hoping and trusting that the information remains in safe hands. But is this trust warranted? But so far in 2021, we have already seen two separate incidents where bad actors have exploited the professional networking platform to harvest vast amounts of user data.

The implications of this are far-ranging, from identity theft to phishing attacks, social engineering attacks, and more. Before we dive into the consequences of this leak, let’s first examine what happened.

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