According to a report by Cyber News, data from 500 million LinkedIn users was scraped and is available online. Insider was confirmed by a spokesperson for LinkedIn that the data is public.
Insider was told by a spokesperson for LinkedIn that the issue is still being investigated. “The posted dataset appears to contain publicly viewable information which was scraped from LinkedIn along with data aggregated or taken from other websites or businesses.” “Scraping LinkedIn members’ data violates our terms and conditions. We are always working to protect our members and their data.”
LinkedIn has 740 million users, according to its website. This means that approximately two-thirds could be affected by the reported data scraping with 500 million users.