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LinkedIn Denies Data Breach Allegations: Report

LinkedIn Denies Data Breach Allegations: Report
  • Microsoft Inc (NASDAQ: MSFT) owned professional network platform, LinkedIn, suffered a massive data hack compromising 500 million user profiles, the quint reports based on CyberNews.
  • The data hack included users’ email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, full names, account IDs, links to social media accounts, and gender details.
  • LinkedIn has assured the safety of private members’ data.
  • LinkedIn refuted data breach allegations in its blog post. According to the professional networking platform, “it is actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and companies. It does include publicly viewable member profile data that appears to have been scraped from LinkedIn. This was not a LinkedIn data breach, and no private member account data from LinkedIn was included in what we’ve been able to review.”
  • This week, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) users suffered a data breach, compromising 533 million accounts, including 6 million Indian accounts. The leaked data, including joining date, workplace, names, gender, occupation, and relationship status, was posted for free on hacking forums.
  • Price action: MSFT shares traded higher by 0.59% at $254.74 on the last check Friday.

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