• Security experts slam Facebook for downplaying a massive data leak as old news

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement After Insider reported that the phone numbers and personal data of 533 million Facebook users were leaked online on Saturday, Facebook framed the leak as old news.
    "This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019," a Facebook spokesperson told Insider at the time. Facebook later expanded on that statement in a blog post Tuesday reiterating that the issue that enabled the data to be scraped has been patched.
    While Facebook described this issue and the data scraping methods as "previously reported," this week marks...
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  • Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users - about two-thirds of the platform's userbase - and have posted it for sale online

    Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users - about two-thirds of the platform's userbase - and have posted it for sale online

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is for sale online, according to a report from Cyber News. A LinkedIn spokesperson confirmed to Insider that there is a dataset of public information that was scraped from the platform.
    "While we're still investigating this issue, the posted dataset appears to include publicly viewable information that was scraped from LinkedIn combined with data aggregated from other websites or companies," a LinkedIn spokesperson told Insider in a statement. "Scraping our members' data from LinkedIn violates our terms of...
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