Following reports today that more than 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords have been "compromised", the company has confirmed that some members' passwords were stolen by hackers and leaked online. The company has not confirmed how many were affected.
In a LinkedIn blog, members have been advised that
accounts associated with the compromised passwords have been
disabled. These members will receive an email from LinkedIn
with instructions on resetting their passwords.
There will be NO links in the emails from
LinkedIn. You should never change your password on any
website by following a link in an email.
Affected members will also receive a second email from Customer
Support providing more information on the situation.
Other news reports are strongly recommending you
change your password on LinkedIn even if you have not received an
email from them, especially if you use the same password on
multiple websites, as these could also be compromised.