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Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Filed by KOSU News in Business.
June 6, 2012

“Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords,” the business networking website LinkedIn confirms, after word of a Russian hacker’s claim to have stolen nearly 6.5 million users’ passwords.

The Verge, a tech-focused publication that was among the first to report the news, says “there is a possibility that this could be a hoax, but several people have said on Twitter that they found their real LinkedIn passwords as hashes on the list.”

The standard advice applies: change your password. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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