AA | Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 17:38 | Last Updated: 10 04 2021 – 17:38
Information Technology Law Association President Av. Ergün, “Do not forget to activate your account with two factor authentication. If there is any credit card information defined in Linkedln application, it should be removed.” said.
Information Technology Law Association President Av. Kürşat Ergün stated that Linkedln has confirmed that the information obtained from approximately 500 million users is put up for sale, “Account holders should reset and change their password and e-mail information without wasting time. A combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols should be used for the password.” used the expressions.
Considering that the number of Linkedln users is 675 million, Ergün emphasized that the data of 3 out of 4 people are in the hands of hackers.
“The hackers shared the information of 2 million users for a fee to prove their act of theft. The company claimed that the stolen data was only the information of people who were publicly listed on the users’ profiles, that there was no private member account. But it has not been fully verified what user information the hackers have in their possession. It is also among the information that the hackers who steal the data demand a 4-digit payment for each user data.
100% security in the digital environment, especially in social media applications, is unfortunately not possible in any way. Users should take the security of their data themselves, without leaving it to the application they are using. In particular, they should not share their privacy information with these applications in any way, and should avoid sharing personal information such as credit card information and identity information. In addition, users who understand that their account has been seized by others should report the matter to judicial authorities without wasting time. Regarding the subject, the Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) should immediately open an investigation and apply criminal action if it determines that the stolen data are data from the institution’s violation.
Ergün suggested the following to users to protect user information on Linkedln platform:
“First of all, account owners must reset and change their password and e-mail information without wasting time. A combination of upper-case letters, numbers and symbols should be used for the password. Do not forget to activate your account with two-factor authentication. If there is any credit card information defined in the Linkedln application, it should be removed.”