Security Update: LinkedIn Hacking Breach

May 27, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

LinkedIn, a social media website designed to network and seek out career opportunities, recently acknowledged that as many as one hundred million of its account logins were for sale by hackers. The acquisition of account logins were acquired from a security breach four years ago, which was initially thought to be on a much smaller scale.

While LinkedIn officials are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the login accounts at risk, it is recommended that all LinkedIn users change their passwords. LinkedIn has encouraged its members to begin utilizing their version of two-factor authentication, as well as using strong passwords in order to ensure accounts are as safe as possible.

For more information on cyber security on LinkedIn, please visit the LinkedIn Safety Center webpage. U-M users are also encouraged to visit the Safe Computing website for IT security information and tips and tricks.