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Data from 500M LinkedIn profiles up for sale online

Nefarious actors are reportedly selling the spoils from a LinkedIn scraping operation that nabbed data from some 500 million profiles, though the company claims the archive contains only public-facing information.A report from Cyber News earlier this week revealed the existence of a massive store of LinkedIn user data that is apparently being sold through an unnamed online forum. The original post seeks to sell an archive of 500 million users and offers a cache of 2 million profiles as proof.The person claiming ownership of the data store is asking a “four-digit $$$$ minimum price” for access to the full archive, but is selling samples for as little as $2 in forum credits, Cyber News reports. Read more…
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