What to do if your information has been compromised:
LinkedIn now confirms that a vast number of LinkedIn passwords were stolen on June 6 and they are continuing to investigate the situation.
LinkedIn Users, for your own security, try logging into your LinkedIn Account as soon as possible to see if your password has been stolen.
If you are able to login, change your password to protect yourself from any further security risk. You can never be too careful, especially when it comes to protecting your personal information.
If you find that you cannot login with your usual password, you most likely have been affected by this security breach.
- If your account has been affected, you will receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset your password. Please note: there will be no links in this initial email. This is for security purposes, so please be sure you’ve received the correct email.
- Follow the steps outlined in the initial email. You will then receive a second email from LinkedIn with a link to reset your password. Make sure you choose a complex password that is less likely to be hacked (include upper and lowercase letters and a combination of letters and numbers).
Affected LinkedIn members will later receive an email from the LinkedIn Support team further explaining the situation.
For more information, visit: http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/06/06/linkedin-member-passwords-compromised/