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Hacker Looks to Sell 117 Million LinkedIn Passwords from 2012 Data Breach

by | Jun 6, 2016

LinkedIn says that it is moving quickly to deal with the release of data from a 2012 security breach, which could include 117 million passwords, reports Fox News.

The report, in part, continued:

“A hacker is reportedly looking to sell a package containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users on the darknet. Some 117 million of the accounts are said to contain “hashed” passwords, which use an algorithm to protect the password.

“The darknet refers to private networks built from connections between trusted peers using unconventional protocols. Darknets are just one part of what is known as deep web – a vast network which is not indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing.”

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