Update on cybertheft of 6.5 million LinkedIn Password

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 10, 2012

Follow up to June 6, 2012 posting, LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised, this update via the LinkedIn Blog: An Update On Taking Steps To Protect Our Members, June 9, 2012: “…In this post, we want to address questions we’ve been receiving and share what we’ve learned so far about the incident, how we’ve responded, and what we’re doing to protect our members going forward. First, it’s important to know that compromised passwords were not published with corresponding email logins. At the time they were initially published, the vast majority of those passwords remained hashed, i.e. encoded, but unfortunately a subset of the passwords was decoded. Again, we are not aware of any member information being published at any time in connection with the list of stolen passwords. The only information published was the passwords themselves.”

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