LinkedIn Accounts hacked also in 2012. The Russian hacker hack more than 6 Million LinkedIn account and posted it for public. The hacked account contains usernames and encrypted passwords.
LinkedIn Accounts Hacked in 2016:
LinkedIn was faced a massive data breach in 2012 due to which more than 6 million accounts was hacked. But in a latest report it has been said that it was not only 6 Million accounts that was stolen. Almost 117 Million account with login details and password was stolen in 2012 massive data breach.
After 4 years of LinkedIn’s Data breach a hacker now claims that he/she have a data base of 167 Million emails and passwords with other login details. Now hacker is made these LinkedIn accounts available for sale.
LinkedIn Accounts Hacked And Made Available For Sale:
The hacker made it available on Dark Web Marketplace which is illegal marketplace. The hacker offering to sale this stolen data for 5 Bitcoins which is equal to 2,200$. A spokesman from motherboard have said that these login details confirms that it belongs to 2012’s data breach.
Troy Hunt an Australian web security researcher have said that ” Many victims have confirmed to me that these login details are legitimate”.
This incident confirms that LinkedIn store users login and other details in a insecure database. LinkedIn team was not clarified before that how much users are affecting by that data breach.
Our Recommendation: Please Change your password of LinkedIn account and always make a stronger password which is hard to decrypt. Use any one of two authentication method of access LinkedIn account. Always keep a strong security option on your all social media and other accounts.