Cybersecurity Alert - LinkedIn User Data Stolen in 2012 Breach Posted Online

June 1, 2016

Threat Summary

LinkedIn announced on May 25, 2016, that user information stolen in a 2012 data breach has been posted online. This information includes user names, passwords, and LinkedIn member IDs. After the discovery of the 2012 breach, LinkedIn invalidated all passwords created before the breach.

ACA Aponix Guidance

We recommend taking the following steps to protect your online accounts:

  • Reset any other account passwords that may use the same password used for your LinkedIn account prior to the 2012 breach.
  • Do not use the same password for multiple accounts.
  • Use multi-factor authentication when possible.
  • Change your passwords frequently.

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