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Account data breach: LinkedIn

Time To Change Your LinkedIn Password

Account data breach: LinkedIn 

In April 2021, an employment-oriented online service, LinkedIn, was targeted by attackers who scraped data from hundreds of millions of public profiles and later sold them online. Whilst the scraping did not constitute a data breach, nor did it access any personal data not intended to be publicly accessible, the data was still monetized and later broadly circulated in hacking circles. The information included education levels, email addresses, genders, geographic locations, job titles, names, social media profiles. No financial information was leaked.

2029 UMBC accounts were victims of this scrape. The victims are being notified via their UMBC emails and/or their alternate emails. If you have a LinkedIn account, we suggest changing your password there and anywhere else that you used the same password.

To see if you were involved in any other breach, visit: https://haveibeenpwned.com/.

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If you have any questions or concerns, email us at: security@umbc.edu.

Information about this scraped was provided to us by Have I Been Pwned(HIBP). 



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Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:29 AM