LinkedIn Hired FBI To Investigate on Password Theft Issue

LinkedIn Hired FBI To Investigate on Password Theft Issue 

Few days ago one of world's popular social networking site LinkedIn faced cyber attack where it has been confirmed that more than 6.5 millions of hashed passwords get exposed and among them hackers able to decrypt those hashes into plain text. After this scenario now LinkedIn Corporation confirmed that they are working with the FBI to investigate that cyber attack. In their official blog LinkedIn announced that they are working with law enforcement to find more information about the recent hacking. The company does not know of any accounts that were taken over as a result of the security violations, according to LinkedIn spokesman Hani Durzy. A spokeswoman with the FBI declined to comment. LinkedIn is still in the early stages of the investigation. Durzy said it was not yet determined whether the email addresses that corresponded to the hacked passwords were also stolen. LinkedIn is requiring all users whose passwords were compromised to change their passwords, and in its post Thursday, it announced that it also would lock out additional users who may have been affected until they changed their passwords as well. "Since we became aware of this issue, we have been taking active steps to protect our members," the company said in its post. "Our first priority was to lock down and protect the accounts associated with the decoded passwords that we believed were at the greatest risk." LinkedIn has yet to say how the hacker accessed its users' passwords and what other information may have been accessed. It also did not address complaints of phishing scams targeting its users after the hacking attack. But the FBI authority did not respond to requests for comment on this particular topic. 




 

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