Reports indicate that a LinkedIn data breach may have led to the sale of sensitive data belonging to 117 million users.
According to Motherboard, the company's website experienced a data breach in 2012, but the true consequences of the breach are only now becoming apparent.
Founded in 2002, LinkedIn catered for approximately 400 million users in 2015. The company provides a social network alternative for finding professional and work connections, sharing resumes and potentially finding new posts.
Users of LinkedIn's website in 2012 discovered that roughly 6.5 million user account passwords were posted online, and the company never completely confirmed just who was impacted by the security incident.