A major information leak has occurred on the Microsoft-owned business social network Linkdin, according to a report by Cyber News . The hack revealed no less than 500 million accounts and they are now for sale in various hacker forums, where for the purpose of proving the ability 2 million accounts were fully displayed.
The break-in came just days after the huge information leak that occurred on Facebook. The person responsible for the leak of LinkedIn data has not currently revealed all the details in his possession, but he is willing to sell the information for as much as possible for a not particularly high amount of up to $ 10,000. So it is likely that very soon the information will reach the network and anyone interested.
According to the details, the information that hackers have in hacking LinkedIn is relatively sensitive. This includes the usernames, e-mail addresses, full name, companies and personal occupation depending on the profile, addresses and phones as well as the other social networks connected to the profile. Should this information reach hostile parties, it could be used for malicious actions such as phishing scams, spam and attempted hacking of users’ services according to the information discovered in the hacking.
Meanwhile in Italy they have opened an investigation into the matter and issued a notice in the country to LinkedIn users that they must change the password immediately. The good news is not yet known about users affected by the big hack, but it’s likely that it’s only a matter of time before the information leaks out.