A LinkedIn data breach in 2012 supposedly exposed 6.5 million LinkedIn users’ hashed passwords. LinkedIn announced yesterday (May 18, 2016) that in fact, it impacted more than 117 million user accounts, and that the information was posted online. Therefore, as of today, LinkedIn is forcing individual users affected by the 2012 breach to reset their passwords.
It is being reported that a hacker is selling the e-mails and passwords of the LinkedIn users for $2,000.
Whether you receive notification from LinkedIn that you were affected, it might be wise to changes your password now.