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YIKES 6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Leaked

6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Leaked

Social networking site LinkedIn confirmed on Wednesday that some of the reportedly 6.5 million encrypted passwords said to be compromised were hacked and posted online on a Russian hacker website. LinkedIn, home to 150 million users, suggested the breach is limited to 10 percent of the professional network’s users—but that’s a huge number of people. The network had already received negative press this week with reports that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text.

June 6, 2012 10:16 AM