Millions of LinkedIn accounts for sale.

This is not the first time that LinkedIn was hacked. In 2012 russian hacker hacked over 6 Million LinkedIn account containing usernames and passwords. Four years later it turns out to be over one hundred million IDs also available for sale on the black market. For everyone who have a LinkedIn account the advice is change of password and add 2FA (two-factor authentication) which will makes your account more secure.

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Apparently because the LinkedIn’s old policy of security by encrypting customer passwords made it so vulnerable. Cracking the victims passwords was a matter of days if not hours. After 2012 breach, LinkedIn upgrade the security making the text more mishmash and harder to decode. However four years later, a hacker standing behind the nickname “Peace” has been offering over 117 million passwords of LinkedIn users. According to tech news site Motherboard the illegal black market Dark Web Marketplace also called “The Real Deal” is the one offering the stolen data. The offer is 5 bitcoin which is about 2200$ in bitcoin value, in exchange of the stolen data that belongs to 2012’s data breach. LinkedIn company is still investigating the case sulfuring over one Million USD in loses. LinkedIn payed over one and a quarter of Million to victims, because a violation of privacy policy. The company promised to protect premium users personal information but they fails to do so. The question is what took LinkedIn so long to find out what happened.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.