06 Jun '12, 3pm

LinkedIn probing possible data breach after reports said more than 6.4 million passwords were stolen

LinkedIn probing possible data breach after reports said more than 6.4 million passwords were stolen

The sign up page of Linkedin.com is seen in Singapore in this May 20, 2011 file photograph. The professional social network LinkedIn said Wednesday it was probing a possible data breach after reports said more than 6.4 million passwords were stolen. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (AFP) - The professional social network LinkedIn said on Wednesday it was probing a possible data breach after reports said more than 6.4 million passwords were stolen. 'Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more,' the company said in a Twitter message. Several security researchers reported the breach posted on a Russian hacker forum. Graham Cluley of the British security said the posting 'does contain, at least in part, LinkedIn passwords.' 'Although the data which has been released so far does not include associated email addresses, it is reasonable to assu...

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