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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 18, 2016.

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    A hacker is trying to sell a database dump containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users.

    The announcement was posted on a dark market website called TheRealDeal by a user who wants 5 bitcoins, or around $2,200, for the data set that supposedly contains user IDs, email addresses and SHA1 password hashes for 167,370,940 users.

    According to the sale ad, the dump does not cover LinkedIn's complete database. Indeed, LinkedIn claims on its website to have over 433 million registered members.

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