LinkedIn confirms password breach

Social network LinkedIn said more than 6.4 million member accounts were breached as their passwords were reported stolen. “We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. We are continuing to investigate this situation,” Vicente Silveira, LinkedIn director said in a blog post. Passwords on compromised accounts are no longer valid, Silveira said, adding that members will be instructed on how to reset them. Security expert Graham Cluley warned against using the same password on multiple websites.

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