LinkedIn data of over 700 million users listed online for sale: Report | This includes phone number, address, salary details; Hackers put it on dark website to sell

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If you use the LinkedIn platform, then you need to be alert. Actually, the data of more than 700 million (700 million) users of LinkedIn is reported to be leaked. The leaks include data from about 92 percent of LinkedIn users. This includes the details of personal information like phone number, address, location and salary of the users. The data is being sold on dark websites.

According to the information, the details related to LinkedIn of all the users are being sold on the dark web. Hackers have posted data of one million users in the public domain of the dark web. However, the information about the hackers who leaked the data has not been revealed.

Hackers stole data through API
9to5Google has contacted hackers regarding the data leak. Hackers have said that they have extracted this data through the LinkedIn API. Users’ passwords are not included in the leaked data seat. All the users associated with this platform should check their account. Also, reset your password.

LinkedIn misrepresents data theft
The leak of data has been first reported by RestorePrivacy. However, LinkedIn has denied the data leak. He says that this data has been extracted by scraping the network. Despite this, she is still investigating the matter. After preliminary investigation, LinkedIn has said that no personal data of any LinkedIn member has been leaked. The company says that scraping data is a violation of LinkedIn’s privacy policy.

In April, the data of 500 million users was leaked. In April this year, LinkedIn accepted the data leak of 500 million (500 million) users. Then the league data included office details including e-mail address, mobile number, full name, account ID, social media account information of the users.

What is dark web?
There are many websites on the Internet that do not come under the purview of most used search engines like Google, Bing and normal browsing. These are called dark nets or deep nets. Such websites can be accessed with the help of specific authorization process, software and configuration Information Technology Act, 2000 provides the statutory framework to address all types of cyber crimes prevalent in the country. On coming to notice of such offences, law enforcement agencies take action in accordance with this law.

Internet access three parts
1. Surface Web : This part is used daily. For example, the results obtained from searching on search engines like Google or Yahoo. Such a website is indexed by search engines. These are easily accessible.
2. Deep Web : These cannot be accessed from search engine results. To access a document on the Deep Web, one has to login by visiting its URL address. For which password and username are used. These include accounts, blogging or other websites.
3. Dark Web : It is part of Internet searching, but it cannot normally be found on search engines. To open such a site, a special type of browser is needed, which is called Tor. The site of the dark web is hidden with the help of Tor encryption tool. In such a situation, if a user reaches them incorrectly, then there is a risk of their data being stolen.

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