- 3 Nov 2010
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- Personal data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is reportedly for sale on a hacking forum.
- LinkedIn said it's investigating and confirmed that the dataset includes scraped data from its site.
- The news comes after personal data from 533 million Facebook users was found to be exposed.
Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users - about two-thirds of the platform's userbase - and have posted it for sale online
LinkedIn said "the posted dataset appears to include publicly viewable information that was scraped from LinkedIn," and it is investigating.