LinkedIn Gets Hacked-In, 6.5 Million Passwords Leaked Online
The professional social networking site, LinkedIn has been compromised and over 6.5 million of encrypted passwords of its’ users has been leaked online.
According to the Norweigan website Dagens IT(translated), these stolen passwords were posted on a Russian hacker site, exposing all the passwords, while these Russian hackers enjoy stealing personal information and data of those users.
Vicente Silveira, Director at LinkedIn officially confirmed that their network was hacked and they are currently working to fix the flaw of the network.
This attack only affected to 10% of the users as LinkedIn has about 150 million users in its’ base. But it wont be long before these hackers reaches in for more. If you have an account in the network, be sure to change the password immediately. It’s better late than never.
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[Via: Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now The Next Web]
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