May 18, 2016
Posted by Karen Hurst in categories: bitcoin, cybercrime/malcode, encryption, humor, internet
Privacy is practically a joke anymore.
A hacker known as “Peace” is selling what is reportedly account information from 117 million LinkedIn users. The stolen data is said to include email addresses and passwords, which a malicious party could use to gain access to other websites and accounts for which people used the same password.
LinkedIn says it has about 433 million members worldwide, so this data could represent 27% of its user base.