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Linkedin apparently hacked; change your passwords

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First published: June 6, 2012, 7:16 PM IST | Updated: June 6, 2012
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Linkedin apparently hacked; change your passwords
As many as 6.5 million Linkedin passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site.

New Delhi: As many as 6.5 million Linkedin passwords have reportedly been posted to a Russian hacker site. Linkedin has about 150 million users.

Linkedin has not yet confirmed the breach, but said that they are looking to the reports. "Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more," the professional social networking website tweeted.

Security experts have advised users to change their Linkedin passwords with immediate effect.

Though the leaked passwords are believed to be encrypted, there are reports that a sizeable number of them have been decrypted.

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