LinkedIn Email Addresses Exposed

It has been revealed that the email addresses of many LinkedIn users have been exposed.

The web browser add-on tool Sell Hack is available as a free extension to the chrome browser, and once installed will pop up a 'hack in' button on LinkedIn profiles.

Users are then able to find the email addresses to the account, even if they are not connected.

On its website, Sell Hack said: "We just do the heavy lifting and complicated computing to save you time, we aren't doing anything malicious to LinkedIn."

LinkedIn did not agree however, they said: "We are doing everything we can to shut Sell Hack down. On 31 March LinkedIn's legal team delivered Sell Hack a cease-and-desist letter as a result of several violations."

"LinkedIn members who downloaded Sell Hack should uninstall it immediately and contact Sell Hack requesting that their data be deleted."

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