Hacker selling 167 million LinkedIn user details
"A hacker is selling details of 167 million LinkedIn users as fallout from the hack of its site in 2012 continues to blight the company.
Only 6.5 million accounts were thought to be affected at the time, but the situation has got a lot worse after the hacked details appeared on a site called LeakedSource.
‘LinkedIn.com was hacked in June 2012 and a copy of data for 167,370,910 accounts has been obtained by LeakedSource which contained emails only and passwords,’ said a LeakedSource report.
‘You can search the hacked LinkedIn.com database and many others on our main site. If you are in this database, contact us and we will remove you from our copy for free.
‘Passwords were stored in SHA1 with no salting. This is not what internet standards propose. Only 117 million accounts have passwords and we suspect the remaining users registered using Facebook or some similarity.’”
• Technical support roles set to be automated out of existence
• Tech chiefs are happier and more ambitious, finds survey
• Hacker selling 167 million LinkedIn user details
• Are we really better off as part of the EU?
• Microsoft makes it easier for firms to keep running Windows 7
• Why does old malware refuse to die…and is the IT security industry doing enough to kill it?
• Security training programmes don't do enough to mitigate insider risk
• UK staff confident in their company mobile security
• HumanOps calls for improved working conditions for infrastructure operations staff
• And finally…Hacker thrown in jail for reporting police system security flaws