LinkedIn – the social networking site for business people – has had over 6 million passwords published on a Russian chat forum.
LinkedIn have yet to comment on the details but have said that “Our team continues to investigate, but at this time we are still unable to confirm that any security breach has taken place.” although security researcher Graham Cluley from Sophos has stated that he believed the breach was genuine.
“We’ve confirmed there are LinkedIn passwords in the data.”
“We did this by searching through the data for (hashed) passwords that we at Sophos use only on LinkedIn. We found those passwords in the data. We also saw that hundreds of the passwords contain the word ‘Linkedin’.”
This comes after the LinkedIn mobile app was shown to be sending out unencrypted data without the users knowledge.
Everyone is strongly recommending that you change your LinkedIn password immediately
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