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You Can Now Finally Check If You Were a Victim of the 2012 LinkedIn Hack

Part of the LinkedIn hacked data is now publicly available and searchable.
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Last week, a criminal offered a hacked database of LinkedIn accounts on the dark web for a bit over $2,000 in bitcoin. The hacker said the data contained 117 million combinations of usernames and passwords stolen from LinkedIn in 2012.

At the time, nobody was sure how many people were part of that incident, as only 6.5 million encrypted passwords, but not their corresponding usernames, leaked online. Now, you can finally check for yourself if you were one of the 164,611,595 million victims.


Troy Hunt, a security researcher who runs the breach notification website "Have I Been Pwned?" has obtained the leaked data and is allowing anyone to check if they were part of the hack.

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Given that the data was starting to spread online, "I made the call to load it and as of now, it's searchable within [Have I Been Pwned]," Hunt wrote in a blog post commenting on the incident on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, LinkedIn said that it had finished resetting passwords for all the victims on the 2012 data breach, who according to their own estimates were "more than 100 million."

But in case you haven't received LinkedIn's email notification, you can check if you were a victim yourself on Hunt's Have I Been Pwned.