LinkedIn Members Password Compromised and Posted On Russian Hacker Website
Aug 28, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
LinkedIn has confirmed that some of the passwords that were compromised by hackers and posted on a Russian website, correspond to LinkedIn accounts and they are currently investigating. The good news is that no usernames were compromised. It is reported that approximately 6.5 million passwords have been compromised. The passwords are encrypted using SHA-1 hash. This form of encryption can not be reversed, but a hacker can encrypt a password and compare it to the compromised encrypted passwords.
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