A hacker appears to be selling a giant stash of LinkedIn user data that was scraped from the networking website and other places, according to the company and a report.
The hacker is seeking a four-figure sum for the full cache of names, email addresses, phone numbers and other information, but a sample of 2 million leaked records is available to view for about $2 worth of credits, according to the outlet.
LinkedIn confirmed the leak Thursday, but said it did not stem from a data breach of the platform.
“This was not a LinkedIn data breach, and no private member account data from LinkedIn was included in what we’ve been able to review,” said the statement, which did not say how many users were affected.
“When anyone tries to take member data and use it for purposes LinkedIn and our members haven’t agreed to, we work to stop them and hold them accountable,” it added.
It’s unclear whether the data for sale was pulled from up-to-date LinkedIn profiles, according to CyberNews.
Source: New York Post