LinkedIn bars 'Sell Hack' plugin from revealing users' email addresses

Free extension for Chrome browser allowed for easy hacking of email addresses

There’s some trouble at the world’s most formidable social media outlet for business professionals and jobseekers. It’s been revealed that a  new tool called “Sell Hack” allowed people to hack into the social media network’s profiles and email addresses.

According to the BBC, “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 can then find the email addresses associated with the account even if they are not connected.

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