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LinkedIn just revealed that the 2012 breach that compromised the accounts of 6.5 million users actually hit more than 100 million users

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LinkedIn just revealed that the 2012 breach that compromised the accounts of 6.5 million users actually hit more than 100 million users
(Photo : Pixa Bay) LinkedIn just revealed that the 2012 breach that compromised the accounts of 6.5 million users actually hit more than 100 million users

Aother day, another security breach. They've almost become routine to many of us.

This latest one actually happened in 2012, when LinkedIn, and later EHarmony, revealed that hackers had stolen the login info for about 6.5 million users. The new development is the revelation it actually affected over 100 million users. (Yes, that's significantly more.)

And now a hacker is selling user data on the Dark Web marketplace the Real Deal for 5 bitcoin (which is about $2,200), according to Motherboard.

LinkedIn has said in a blog post that it has "demanded that parties cease​ making stolen password data available​" and will consider legal action if they don't comply. And for now, the company is using what it calls "automated tools" to try to catch any suspicious activity.

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