A day ago a user in Russian forum claimed that he had downloaded around 6.5 million users’ hashed password from LinkedIn, later on which the company confirmed that user passwords to its site were compromised. The company’s director Vicente Silveira says on this that they are keeping its members as top priority by informing them. “From the moment we became aware of this issue,” says Silveira, “we have been working non-stop to investigate it.”
From Vicente Silveira blogpost:
Our first priority was to lock down and protect the accounts associated with the decoded passwords that we believed were at the greatest risk. We’ve invalidated those passwords and contacted those members with a message that lets them know how to reset their passwords.
Going forward, as a precautionary measure, we are disabling the passwords of any other members that we believe could potentially be affected. Those members are also being contacted by LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords.