LinkedIn confirmed that the company has got no reports of member accounts breached as a result of the stolen passwords. Furthermore, while on investigation, all member passwords that company believed to be at risk have been disabled. The story started last week when a user in Russian forum claimed that he had downloaded around 6.5 million uses’ hashed password from LinkedIn.
In the blog post, LinkedIn Director of Engineering Vicente Silveira wrote: “We take this criminal activity very seriously so we are working closely with the FBI as they aggressively pursue the perpetrators of this crime. As you may have heard, there have been reports of other websites that have suffered similar thefts. We want to be as transparent as possible while at the same time preserving the security of our members without jeopardizing the ongoing investigation.”