On May 5, 2012, LinkedIn was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on May 21, 2016.Why did it take so long to report this breach?
We recommend you take these steps to keep your personal info safe and protect your digital identity.
A website data breach happens when cyber criminals steal, copy, or expose personal information from online accounts. It’s usually a result of hackers finding a weak spot in the website’s security. Breaches can also happen when account information gets leaked by accident.
It can sometimes take months or years for credentials exposed in a data breach to appear on the dark web. Breaches get added to our database as soon as they have been discovered and verified.