The 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach Was Much Bigger Than Originally Thought
LinkedIn is now resetting passwords for more than 100 million users after the data breach four years ago.By Matt Moreno | May 19, 2016
LinkedIn is resetting a whole bunch of passwords following a 2012 data breach.
Originally, the business-oriented social network believed the breach impacted 6.5 million users' passwords. But in a blog post Wednesday, LinkedIn revealed that more than 100 million users might have been affected.
"We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords," the blog post said. "We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach."