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LinkedIn Data Leak Proves No One Is Safe

Shortly after the Colonial ransomware attack and the largest password compilation leak of all time, LinkedIn faced a massive data leak exposing over 700 million LinkedIn accounts.

Reportedly, this is not the first time the huge online recruitment and learning website has experienced a data leak, back in April 2021 a similar leak exposed more than 500 million accounts.

LinkedIn confirmed no private data was leaked. However, according to data sampling by Restore Privacy, it’s claimed the sample contained the following information:

  • Email Addresses
  • Full Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Addresses
  • Gelocation records
  • Personal and professional experience/background
  • Genders
  • Other social media accounts and usernames

This massive data leak can lead to more complex cyber attacks since hackers already have plenty of information available about their victims, these attacks can come in the form of identity theft, social engineering attacks, brute force attacks and more.

What can I do to protect my data and my business?

Unfortunately for all of us, the field of cybersecurity is still not sophisticated enough to guard against each and every attack possible, hackers can still find new loopholes and vulnerabilities to exploit our infrastructure since the whole field of cybersecurity is comparatively not that old, there are still no standards defined and practiced by the whole industry.

“If you think you know-it-all about cybersecurity, this discipline was probably ill-explained to you.”

Stephane Nappo

The perfect security practice doesn’t exist and probably never will, this is why it’s important to implement multiple security layers.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help show you what might be vulnerable in your setup.