Hackers have leaked more than six million passwords from the site Linkedin. Users of the social network are now being targeted by phishing E-Mails.
Hackers sent E-Mails to Linkedin users asking them to confirm their E-Mail address; those who clicked on the links were sent to a website selling counterfeit drugs. 6.4 Million (6,400,000) passwords that were leaked from Linkedin, were posted on a Russian Forum Website.
'e-Harmony' has stated that some of their users passwords were also exposed, but infact it has been reported that 1.5 million passwords were leaked from the dating website.
Linkedin has denied a security breach, on their Twitter Account they posted, "Our team continues to investigate, but at this time, we're still unable to confirm that any security breach has occurred. Stay tuned here." - @LinkedIn
UPDATE (08/06/2012): Linkedin have now confirmed a security breach, " We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts"
By James C. Maxwell
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