Yikes! Turns out LinkedIn was compromised and 6.5 million passwords were stolen. The popular business networking site said a member of a Russian online forum hacked the popular networking site and uploaded the passwords to the internet. It is believed that no user names were uploaded and that the hacking attempt was meant to show a site vulnerability.
The passwords were allegedly uploaded encrypted and without usernames since the hacker’s aim seems to have been to demonstrate that the LinkedIn site is not secure rather than to use the personal information of its users.
If you’re worried your password may have been compromised you can check it here. I checked mine and sure enough it was compromised. Fortunately nothing else happened and my contacts weren’t bombarded with spam.
Check it out and have a good day!