07 Jun '12, 7pm

LinkedIn and eHarmony Hacked: 8 Million Passwords Taken

After initially pleading ignorance, the professional social network LinkedIn confirmed yesterday that it had been hacked and that the encrypted passwords of at least 6.5 million of its 161 million users had been taken. According to a story at Cnet, a list of 6.5 million passwords allegedly from LinkedIn was uploaded to a Russian hacker server, after which someone claimed on a Russian forum that he was the one who had hacked into LinkedIn and uploaded the information. LinkedIn was contacted about the claim, and soon said that it was unable to confirm that it had been hacked. However, as word spread about the alleged hack, experts at the security firms Sophos and Rapid7 announced that that they had confirmed the uploaded list contained the LinkedIn passwords of some of their colleagues. User names are also suspected of being stolen along with the passwords. Not long afterwar...

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