A Hacker Is Selling 117 Millions LinkedIn Details

What? Yeah, You heard it, A hacker is selling 117 millions Linked details which includes emails, passwords and other information. The hacker known as Peace in the Darkweb is selling the details for 5 bitcoin which is approximately $2,200. He says the details were obtained during LinkedIn data breach in 2012.

Also Read: Russian Hacker Is Ready To Sell 272 Million Email Accounts For $1

This Is LinkedIn Statement
In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim of an unauthorized access and disclosure of some members’ passwords. At the time, our immediate response included a mandatory password reset for all accounts we believed were compromised as a result of the unauthorized disclosure. Additionally, we advised all members of LinkedIn to change their passwords as a matter of best practice.

Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012. We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords. We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach.

We take the safety and security of our members’ accounts seriously. For several years, we have hashed and salted every password in our database, and we have offered protection tools such as email challenges and dual factor authentication. We encourage our members to visit our safety center to learn about enabling two-step verification, and to use strong passwords in order to keep their accounts as safe as possible.

As you know most People affected were people who registered in 2012, The encryption used for storing Password then were unsalted SHA-1 hashes, but since the Data breach in 2012 were 6.5 millions users details where shared online. So now they're using a new encryption, but if registered on LinkedIn in 2012 you might likely get affected, unless if you registered your LinkedIn account with Facebook.

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