2 scraped LinkedIn databases with 500m and 827m records sold online

2 scraped LinkedIn databases with 500m and 827m records sold online

Although, none of the databases contain LinkedIn users’ passwords; the data in the records is enough for cybercriminals to carry out a number of attacks including SIM Swapping, identity scams, phishing, and SMSishing, etc.

Just last week, a hacker leaked over 533 million Facebook users’ data that was collected from the social media giant using the web data scraping technique. Now, two different threat actors are selling LinkedIn data compiled as a result of data scraping as well.


It is worth noting that both databases are being sold on the same hacker forum. One of the sellers is offering 7 LinkedIn databases which, when merged together, makes 827 million users’ records. The price for all databases together is $7,000.





Image: Hackread.com



Hackread.com has seen sample data and after conducting an in-depth analysis it can be confirmed that the database with 827 million records includes the following:


Job title
Full names
Company name
Company website
Email addresses
LinkedIn profile links
Job start date
City
State
Country
Zipcode
Addresses
Fax numbers
Phone numbers
Number of connections

Second LinkedIn database


According to a sample dataset shared by CyberNews, the LinkedIn profile owners’ data leaked in this data breach includes:


Usernames
Full names
Account IDs
Email addresses 
Gender details
Phone numbers
Workplace information
Social media account links. 

Sample data



Sample data from one of the LinkedIn databases (Image: Hackread.com)


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