This is a double does of bad news for LinkedIn. First word came out last week that its mobile applications collect and transmit certain sensitive data, including information on appointments and meeting notes, in “plain text” format (thus rendering them easily snatchable by Black Hats).
Now it appears that millions of accounts may have been exposed on a Russian hacker site.
There is a valuable lesson here for both LinkedIn and its users. Good security (including robust passwords policies) is very important.
If you are a LinkedIn user and have not already done so, now is a good time to change your password!