LinkedIn has confirmed that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were compromised, which makes up less than 5% of LinkedIn’s 150 million userbase.
These passwords were dumped onto a Russian hacker forum, Of the millions of passwords dumped, Dagen IT claims that nearly 300,000 of them have been decrypted so far and that number seems sure to grow as users spread that the file around.
LinkedIn is working with law enforcement to investigate the recent leak, says Director Vicente Silveira. In a blog post, he also said that no email logins linked to the accounts had been leaked, making it more difficult for those passwords to be put to use.
“From the moment we became aware of this issue,” says Silveira, “we have been working non-stop to investigate it.”