Leaked LinkedIn database appears online as a download

Jun

11

2016

British developer Thomas White, also known as Cthulhu, has put the entire LinkedIn database online which was offered for sale in May. The database contains the credentials of 117 million LinkedIn users.

In late May confirmed LinkedIn that the information was leaked, which were for sale online earlier this month offered for a price of five bitcoin, converted about 2000 euros. White now has the database, which consists of multiple text files in a rar archive of 6,9GB as torrent download at. This means that the data for a large number of people are available. Cracking the hashed passwords with sha1 is no salt no great difficulty.

White has previously hosted under his Cthulhu name leaked databases, such as the hack on dating site Ashley Madison and the details of the Italian firm Hacking Team. It is unclear whether Cthulhu intends also leaked Tumblr – and MySpace to host databases as they become available.

Also 33 million credentials from Twitter were offered for sale online. The company made ​​on Friday to have a reset the passwords of the affected accounts. In addition, it would go to “millions of accounts. The company denies that there is a hack. The recent data leaks make clear again the importance of unique and strong passwords, after online publication of the data was broken up different user accounts, including the Twitter account of Mark Zuckerberg.

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