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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.

‘ 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 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.’”


NCC Weekly News Update 24 May 2016 



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