Almost 170 million LinkedIn user details from 2012 hack offered for sale

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LinkedIn user details from 2012 hack put up for sale
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LinkedIn user details from 2012 hack put up for sale

Passwords stored in plain text. The most common password? '123456'...

Details of some 167 million LinkedIn users have been leaked and offered for sale in what is believed to be fall-out from the 2012 hack of the company.  At the time, the company claimed that only...

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