6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Possibly Stolen By Hackers

LinkedIn is investigating a possible hack after millions of users’ passwords were reportedly leaked online.

A user on a Russian Web forum claimed to have downloaded 6,458,020 passwords to the site, ZDNet reports. The hackers may have access to user email addresses as well, according to a Finnish security firm. The emails are encrypted, but the hackers are allegedly crowd-sourcing help to break the encryption.

The hack affects less than 10% of LinkedIn 150 million users worldwide. Still, experts are recommending users change their passwords.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo