6.5 million Linkedin passwords leaked : change yours now
6.5 million Linkedin passwords have leaked online and are now in the hands of Russian hackers.
Simple Advice : change your password NOW.
Although the site has 150 million users, it’s not worth risking an intrusion into your account.
“Norweigan IT webite Dagens IT reported the breach, with 6.5 million encrypted passwords posted to a Russian hacker site. Security researcher Per Thorsheim has also confirmed reports via his Twitter feed, stating that the attackers have posted the encrypted passwords to request help cracking them. LinkedIn hasn’t responded to reports at the time of writing, so the breach is yet to be confirmed. However, over 300,000 passwords are said to have been decrypted, and more are being cracked as we write this. Earlier today we reported that the LinkedIn iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app.”