Wednesday, May 18, 2016

117 Million Stolen LinkedIn Emails and Passwords are Up for Sale

A hacker known as “Peace” is selling what is reportedly account information from 117 million LinkedIn users, reports Business Insider. The stolen data includes emails, passwords, and so on.

The hacker says the credentials were obtained during a LinkedIn data breach in 2012 that saw 6.5 million encrypted passwords posted online, according to Motherboard. Peace is selling the data for about $2,200 (5 bitcoin) on the “dark web,” the part of the internet accessible only with a special browser that masks user identities.

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