LinkedIn confirms ‘some’ passwords leaked

In response to widespread reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn, the company Wednesday confirmed that passwords belonging to “some” of its members have been compromised.

In a carefully worded blog post, LinkedIn director Vicente Silveira said the company has confirmed that an unspecified number of hashed passwords posted publicly on a Russian hacker forum earlier this week, “correspond to LinkedIn accounts.” Silveira made no mention of how the passwords may have ended up on the forums but noted that LinkedIn is continuing to investigate. 

Read more: LinkedIn confirms ‘some’ passwords leaked

Story added 7. June 2012, content source with full text you can find at link above.