Yesterday, i reported that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords are leaked and posted on a Russian forum. Now it is confirmed that passwords belongs to the LinkedIn. Company confirmed the password breach and advised users to change the passwords as soon as they can.
“We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts,” Linked it posted in blog, “We are continuing to investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts: Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.”
All those members whose passwords has been compromised will be notified and their password will no longer valid. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords.
“It is worth noting that the affected members who update their passwords and members whose passwords have not been compromised benefit from the enhanced security we just recently put in place, which includes hashing and salting of our current password databases,” LinkedIn added.