LinkedIn denies the sale is the result of a data breach
Professional networking website LinkedIn has denied reports of a data breach that allegedly exposed more than 700 million users' personal data.
LinkedIn has around 756 million users, the alleged breach covers more than 92 per cent of its userbase.
News site Privacy Sharks saw a posting about the sale on RaidForums, a hacker site. 'GOD User' TomLiner published the post, which claimed they were in possession of the full 700 million records.
To prove their claims, the post also included a sample of 1 million records.
Researchers at Privacy Sharks examined the sample and found they contained many personal details, including full names, gender, phone numbers, email addresses and industry information.
The news outlet has ...