LinkedIn Confirms Hack, Phishing Emails Reported: Change Your Password
News around the hack into LinkedIn – which resulted in the theft of millions of user passwords – gets uglier.
LinkedIn has confirmed a hack occurred.
Internet users now are reporting the receipt of phishing email that purports to be from LinkedIn and requests users to log in to change their passwords.
The obvious response is to delete such email as it arrives, but matters turn complicated because, apparently, LinkedIn is also sending its own emails to users, advising them of what has happened and what steps they need to do to protect their accounts.
Apparently all users identified by LinkedIn as impacted by the hack were sent emails by the service that included instructions on how to reset passwords.
If in doubt, however, experts advise deleting those emails too.
Resetting a LinkedIn password, said experts, is no harder than going to the site, logging in, and – in the top right corner search box – enter CHANGE PASSWORD. Follow the easy instructions.
The official LinkedIn blog also offers detailed instructions.
Advice from experts is that LinkedIn users – whether notified by the service or not – ought as a precautionary measure to change their password.
That step will be all users need to take to safeguard their account.