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LinkedIn notifies massive data breach, millions of passwords may have been leaked

Admitting massive data breach way back in 2012, popular career-orieted forum Linkedln has alerted its 400 million users to remain safe.


LinkedIn notifies massive data breach, millions of passwords may have been leaked

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Admitting massive data breach way back in 2012, popular career-oriented forum Linkedln has alerted its 400 million users to remain safe. It has come out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

In an email sent out to all its members, LinkedIn admitted that the massive data breach in 2012 may result in millions of passwords being leaked to the internet.

"On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk," LinkedIn said.

LinkedIn currently has 400 million users.

(With IANS inputs)

 

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