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You Might Want To Change Your LinkedIn Password After Reading This

It is no news that hackers sell account information of social media platforms to the highest bidder and even secure platforms like Yahoo, Gmail and LinkedIn are no exceptions.

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The recent one is with LinkedIn, a report on Motherboard reveals that a hacker has attained over 117 million emails and passwords belonging to LinkedIn users and is selling them on the Dark Web marketplace, the Real Deal, for 5 bitcoin (Approximately $2,200). The hacker, who is nicknamed “Peace,” told Motherboard that the data was stolen during the LinkedIn breach of 2012 and while the majority of the passwords are encrypted over 90% have already been cracked.

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Change your LinkedIn password

Given how important LinkedIn is, and how easy it is for anyone to get emails of your connections/other important information once they have your account details, it’d be advisable to change your password even if you feel you can’t be affected.

H/T: Motherboard
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    3 comments on “You Might Want To Change Your LinkedIn Password After Reading This

    1. Uke Enun Jnr says:

      Wow that’s not really a good news in the tech space! okay if LinkedIn users are really getting affected, then Motherboard can’t be any right! “CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS TODAY”…….#MissTechyForever

    2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, THANK GOD TECHNOLOGY HASN’T GOTTEN TO A LEVEL WHERE OUR SPIRIT WILL BE HACKED. BECAUSE HACKERS CAN EVEN HACK SOMEONE’S HEART NOW A DAYS…

    3. Harrie says:

      The Dark web!! The old time playmate, we didn’t end in good terms…. If He’s selling passkeys on the deep web, oh everything is gonna be sold, buh think bout it a breach 4yrs ago!! 4yrs aaand you still haven’t changed your passkey!!
      #JustSaying
      Cherrio

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