Friday, June 8, 2012

LinkedIn covering (Some of) their exposed Members!? At least they have some shame!


LinkedIn covering their exposed Members!? At least they have some shame!

Good Good! But do the Hackers have the emails? Linked In acts 'fast' to stop leaked passwords working... you know, some few lucky individuals of the millions of hacked members! The hackers, LinkedIn claims, have (graciously ?) not released the emails' addresses which the passwords match!

'Our first priority was to lock down and protect the accounts associated with the decoded passwords that we believed were at the greatest risk. We’ve invalidated those passwords and contacted those members with a message that lets them know how to reset their passwords.'

Linked In Blog | 'Taking Steps To Protect Our Members' by Vicente Silveira at  June 7, 2012 

Take the LinkedIn Hack MORE Seriously!- Security Advice Warns!Information stolen from accounts may be used for spam, online identity theft!

'Yes, stealing résumés and other personal information is almost certainly part of the plan, and a potential gold mine at that. And yes, sending you bogus emails that appear to be from people you know is one of the main ways they’ll hook you. It’s a lot more effective than sending emails from someone posing as a Nigerian prince.'

The Slate | 'What Do Hackers Do With Stolen Passwords?' by Will Oremus at Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 5:48 PM ET 

You are not safe if your Linked In Password was not posted!

'Security experts have arrived at a surprising hypothesis: The hackers may have posted the passwords online because they needed the public’s help cracking some of them. If yours isn’t among those publicized, it may mean you’re not safe at all—it’s possible the hackers already figured out your password on their own. If that theory is true, that might also explain why no emails or other personal information was posted. Not because they don’t have it but because they’re keeping it to themselves, possibly with the intent of selling it to criminal hackers on the black market.'

The Slate | 'What Do Hackers Do With Stolen Passwords?' by Will Oremus at Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 5:48 PM ET 

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