LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked
A day after LinkedIn faced scrutiny for security problems with its iOS app, the company is facing more questions about security. Here’s the social media company’s latest Tweet:
Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more.— LinkedIn (@LinkedIn) June 6, 2012
According to TheVerge.com: “A user in a Russian forum is claiming to have hacked LinkedIn to the tune of almost 6.5 million account details. The user uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but no usernames. It’s not clear if they managed to download the usernames, but it’s likely that both have been downloaded.” Read the full report.
Just a security precaution, it might be a good idea to change your password for the service. Learn more about security precautions with your online accounts.