Yesterday, there were reports that suggested that around 6.5 million hashed and encrypted user account passwords of the professional networking site LinkedIn were posted on a Russian hacker website and around 300,000 passwords had been decrypted at that time. While LinkedIn was unable to confirm the leak for few hours, it has now officially confirmed that some of the passwords compromised in the leak correspond to LinkedIn accounts, after an internal investigation. LinkedIn hasn't revealed the extent of the damage caused due to this leak and LinkedIn India declined to comment on the number of passwords compromised from India. According to the latest figures, LinkedIn has 161 million members globally and it recently surpassed 15 million members in India, its second largest market outside the US. Following the leak, a few third party sites such as LeakedIn have been set-up to check if a user's password had been compromised. However,…
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