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LinkedIn, FBI investigating theft of 6.4 million passwords


June 17, 2012
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LinkedIn, FBI investigating theft of 6.4 million passwords

The Mountain View company does not know of any accounts that were taken over as a result of the security violations

By Jim Finkle and and Joseph Menn
Reuters / San Jose Mercury News

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — LinkedIn is working with the FBI as the social network for job seekers and professionals investigates the theft of 6.4 million member passwords, the company said on Thursday.

The Mountain View company does not know of any accounts that were taken over as a result of the security violations, according to LinkedIn spokesman Hani Durzy.

Full story: LinkedIn, FBI investigating theft of 6.4 million passwords





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