LinkedIn blames Russian hacking suspect for 2012 breach

A suspected Russian hacker arrested recently in the Czech Republic was involved in a massive 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, the professional social networking company says. 

LinkedIn said Wednesday that it has been working with the FBI to track down the culprits behind the data breach, which exposed hashed passwords from 117 million accounts.

“We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of the FBI in its efforts to locate and capture the parties believed to be responsible for this criminal activity,” LinkedIn said in an email.

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