LinkedIn Password Database Exploited

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

LinkedIn has reportedly been hacked by users of an online Russian forum – the database of passwords (encrypted and salted) has been forcibly exported from the site, along with the details along with the associated user accounts.

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. recommends that you login to LinkedIn and changed your password – ensure that you include capital letters and punctuation within your password so that it can’t be guessed as easily.

We would also recommend that you change your password on any other websites that use the same E-Mail address and password.

Whilst the passwords are encrypted in such a fashion that would be difficult to crack, the Russian forum community has invited users to attempt to crack these passwords.