LinkedIn Confirms Report of Compromised Passwords

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 6:35 PM EDT

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LinkedIn Confirms Report of Compromised Passwords

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 6:35 PM EDT

In a posting on its official blog on Wednesday, LinkedIn confirmed media reports that the passwords of some of its users have been compromised.

According to the LinkedIn blog:

We are continuing to investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts:

1. Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.
   
2. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in this email. Once you follow this step and request password assistance, then you will receive an email from LinkedIn with a password reset link.
   
3. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords.

Read the entry on the LinkedIn blog HERE.