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Hackers sell passwords to 117 million LinkedIn accounts

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The anonymous hacker trying to sell the credentials of a sell online site.

On a sales site on the network's shadow side tries a hacker sell a database that is said to contain user data associated total of 167 million LinkedIn accounts.

Troy Hunt, who collect password leaks on the site Have I been pwned ?, have gained access to around one million of the account data and deems that the hacker probably telling the truth.

- I've seen a subset of the data and confirmed that it is legitimate, he said in an email to IDG News.

Another database of data leaks Leaked Source, claims to have gained access to the material.

Passwords should be stored unsalted SHA-1 encryption.

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