6.5 million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked

By | June 7, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

by Zeljka Zorz

In this article “First they were accused of storing users’ potentially confidential private and business information on the company servers without their knowledge, and then it has been discovered that a batch of what are allegedly the LinkedIn passwords of some 6.5 million users was published on a Russian forum.

The passwords in question are in hashed form and the individuals who made them available for download have asked for help in decrypting them.

Various security firms have jumped to the task, and all of them have confirmed that among the passwords there are many who contain the word “linkedin”, so the leak seems genuine.”

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