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LinkedIn confirms 6 million passwords hacked‎

7 June 2012 | Category: Software

The business social networking website admits that it's website has been hacked and is currently sending out emails to those effected.

Although its unclear exactly how many passwords have been obtained, 6 million encrypted passwords were posted on a Russian hackers' website yesterday evening.

In a statement released this afternoon, LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira said: "We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts.. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our members.

Several security experts are recommending that all LinkedIn users change their password as a precautionary step.

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