LinkedIn denies reports of data breach
LinkedIn has denied the reports of data breach which claimed that the data of over 700 million users was put for sale online by a hacker.
Media reports suggested that the data contained personal details of LinkedIn users, including their phone numbers, physical addresses and others. On June 22, the hacker posted a sample of data of one million users on a hacker forum, the report added.
LinkedIn has responded to the reports by issuing a statement on their website.
“Our teams have investigated a set of alleged LinkedIn data that has been posted for sale. We want to be clear that this is not a data breach and no private LinkedIn member data was exposed.
Our initial investigation has found that this data was scraped from LinkedIn and other various websites and includes the same data reported earlier this year in our April 2021 scraping update,” the company said.
The company further added “Members trust LinkedIn with their data, and any misuse of our members’ data, such as scraping, violates LinkedIn terms of service.
When anyone tries to take member data and use it for purposes LinkedIn and our members haven’t agreed to, we work to stop them and hold them accountable.”
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