Social network giant LinkedIn have reported that they are investigating claims by security analysts that more than 6.5 million user’s passwords have been uploaded online. Russian hackers boasted of this potentially huge data security breach on a local web forum and it is believed that such data could be in the hands of criminals by now.
LinkedIn are yet to release an official statement, but have Tweeted the following “Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more." Many top cyber threat experts have encouraged users to change passwords as soon as possible.