Yeah, they’ve been hacked 4 years ago and now their data is everywhere … well, almost everywhere. The LinkedIn hack of 2012 is now being sold on the dark web. It was allegedly 167 million accounts and for a mere 5 bitcoins (about US$2.2k) you could jump over to the Tor-based trading site, pay your Bitcoins and retrieve what is one of the largest data breaches ever to hit the airwaves. Until this week, when Myspace.com leak from 2013 (or 2008!) released data of over 360Mil users. LinkedIn’s Legal wrote : Notice of Data Breach You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you. What Happened? On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since…
When you see such an email, you don’t think that it is a phishing… After all, why would anyone steal your LinkedIn credentials, right? Nobody would request a ransom to give your credentials back, nobody would steal your email & password and try to reuse them on other websites. You have, after all, read my eBook “Improve your security” and you do have an algorithm to create a unique password for each website. Linked In Jamie Moore has sent you a message Date: 10/25/2015 http://www.linkedin.com/?viewMsg=d7fff&profile=67994&recipient=sorinmustaca View or reply to this message Don’t want to receive e-mail notifications? Adjust your message settings. © 2015, Linked In Corporation This phishing email doesn’t try to steal your credentials. It is another stupid attempt from some careless spammers to advertise some canadian pharmacy spam. Just erase it.
If you receive on LinkedIn an email like the one below, with the subject “get back to me ASAP”, wouldn’t you wonder who is needing you so badly? Do you want to sale 50% ownership or 100% ownership of your business. I just want something casual I could invest on with Eight Hundred Thousand Euros can be yielding money for me to live on. If you have an idea or willing to sale part of ownership of your company to me, write me an email at <redacted>@gmail.com. I live in Geneva Switzerland. My Home Phone is +41<redacted>. Warm Regards <redacted> Geneva, Switzerland Strangely, I can find only one single source of information about this company: Facebook. Observe where it is located: Nigeria. Any other questions? 🙂
“There’s a new personal notification message special for Sorin Mustaca” is the subject of the email pretending to come from “Automation LinkedInNotifier”. But then, why is it coming from “email@example.com” ? Come on spammers, you disappoint me 🙂 Anybody can see it is a fake… And “Linked In” ? Not even this is right… It is just an online pharmacy … from Russia “with a lot of Love”:
I finally reached 1000 contacts on LinkedIn. Why “finally” ? Because it took me more than 10 years to reach this … Why do I do want to have so many contacts? Because : I like to be networked I think that I deliver a value to my contacts – the IT_SecurityNews Twitter feed which is delivered on LinkedIn provides valuable, hand picked information from the IT Security industry. If someone remembers your name from somewhere, it is easier to get in touch with him/her Last but not least: You never know when you need someone Click here to add me on LinkedIn:
I saw this picture while being logged in on LinkedIn. I wasn’t doing anything specific and definitely not something related to job search. This appeared on the right side of the window. The funny thing is that if you click on Apply Now you see that actually the ad is location dependent. This job was in Germany (where I live) and actually relatively near me (Munich is 200 KM near me). No, I didn’t apply 😉
Until now, I used Twitterfeed.com to publish several RSS Feeds to Ping.fm and from there to several social media networks like Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Yahoo and Flickr. For quite some time now, TwitterFeed is no longer compatible with Ping.fm. I’ve been quite patient and supportive with both Ping.fm and Twitterfeed.com . I even created bugs for them at GetSatisfaction.com. Still no result… Only “we know there is a problem, we are working on it.”. Well,guys, have fun ! Because I’m not having anymore. So, it is now time to say Goodbye to Twitterfeed.com, and say Hello HootSuite.com. Hootsuite is able to publish on all social media networks above and also on Ping.fm. Because I like to be able to control everything from one place, I will continue for now to use Ping.fm. But, it is nice to know that there are alternatives. Follow me on Twitter – www.Twitter.com/sorinmustaca, LinkedIn – http://de.linkedin.com/in/sorinmustaca, Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/sorin.mustaca, Yahoo and Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/msorin. Update: Hootsuite.com has cancelled the free support and now they allow only paid support for those who have more than 3 feeds. I had to come back to twitterfeed which also officially removed the support for ping.fm
I have to many services which I like to use: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, this blog and others. But how can I keep them synchronized ? I can’t… because they are just too different. I found by mistake a service which can… It is called Ping.fm and it actually works : I write in one place something and it is automatically posted in all the above websites. This is cool… Expect more infos from me 😉