Big Surprise – Russian indicted over LinkedIn and Dropbox mega-breaches

A Russian citizen has been arrested in the Czech Republic and indicted in connection with massive breaches: the 2012 attack on LinkedIn and the subsequent attack on Dropbox. The man, 29-year-old Yevgeniy Nikulin, from Moscow, also allegedly targeted Formspring, a social networking service now known as Spring.me that’s a portal for the dating service Twoo. According to the indictment, unsealed on Friday, Nikulin allegedly targeted a LinkedIn employee with malware so as...

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4-Year-Old Data Hack Has a Much Larger Scope Than First Reported

Back in June of 2012, LinkedIn confirmed that they had been breached, and approximately 6.5 million user’s credentials had been compromised. Now, almost 4 years later that number has grown exponentially. Busy bee hacker “peace_of_mind”, or ‘Peace’ as they seemingly prefer to be referred to as, reported to Motherboard that they are in possession of 167 million LinkedIn database. Of those they have the credentials for 117 million accounts. We’ve previously...

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