Hacker behind LinkedIn scraping did it "for fun"

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'Tom Liner' compromised LinkedIn's API to create the massive database

The individual thought to be behind last month's LinkedIn data scraping incident claims he created the 700 million LinkedIn-user database after hacking the social networking platform's API. BBC ...

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