Hacker behind LinkedIn scraping grabbed 700m profiles ‘for fun’

A hacker created a database of information scraped from 700 million LinkedIn users after tricking the company’s API and used the same technique to create a database on 533 million Facebook users. The hacker, who calls himself Tom Liner, told the BBC that it took several months to hack Linkedin’s API and he is selling user data from the platform to multiple customers for around $5,000.

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