An offer for sale with data of more than 700 million – and thus almost all – users of the platform LinkedIn, which has been in a hacker forum since the beginning of last week, is still active. This was revealed by a contact made by heise Security with the seller "Tom Liner" on today’s Wednesday: For 5000 US dollars as a basis for negotiation he still offers information about LinkedIn users, not all of which is publicly available on the user profiles.
In an official statement LinkedIn has denied a leak in the classical sense as well as possible vulnerabilities in a LinkedIn API. The data had been obtained only through so-called "Scraping" collected from public user profiles. All non-publicly viewable data in the offer is said to come from other sources.
A detailed report on the incident was already published by heise Security yesterday (Tuesday). Among other things, we had also published a sample by Tom Liner in this context "sample" with over 400 user records under the microscope, which included full names, email and postal addresses, location data, phone numbers, as well as LinkedIn usernames and profile URLs, as well as information on the gender, personal and professional history and other social media accounts of the respective users.