LinkedIn, the professional networking platform, has denied that the data of its 700 million users was compromised during the ‘attempted hacking In a statement, LinkedIn said members’ private data was not exposed
“Our teams have investigated an alleged LinkedIn dataset that has been put up for sale We want to be clear that this is not a data breach and that no private member data of LinkedIn has been exposed, “LinkedIn said on its website.
“Our initial investigation found that this data was pulled from LinkedIn and other websites and includes the same data reported earlier this year in our April 2021 scratch update,” further states the press release published Tuesday
The data breach was announced by the suspected hacker on June 22, who also offered user data for sale, according to a report from RestorePrivacy.The report says the data contains email addresses, full names, phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation records, LinkedIn user name and profile URL, personal and professional experience or experience, gender and other accounts and usernames social networks
In addition to the statement, LinkedIn posted a link to a page where the company listed prohibited software and extensions LinkedIn said it does not allow the use of third-party software, including “crawlers” , bots, browser plug-ins or browser extensions (also known as “add-ons”)
He also indicated that members who use tools for such purposes are in violation of the Terms of Service and may have their accounts restricted or closed.
“In order to protect the data of our members, we are constantly striving to improve our technical measures and defenses against scratching operations, automation and other tools that abuse the LinkedIn platform” , said the company
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