This time the victim is LinkedIn – the job networking site. If you’ve not used it before it’s a bit like Facebook but 40,000 times less fun.
If you do have a LinkedIn account please don’t take any risks. Make sure you log in and change your password right away before someone has a chance to tinker with your personal details.
LinkedIn themselves have made no mention of this breach of security on their site (which is shocking head-in-the-sand behaviour) but all the major news resources are covering it.
To change your password just do the following. Go over to http://www.linkedin.com/
1. Log in to your account
2. Hover over the your name on the top right of your screen.
3. Click ‘Settings’
You should then see an option to change your password. That’s it. It only takes a few seconds and will stop you getting spam messaged into oblivion – or worse.
UPDATE: It seems the following websites have also been affected by the same group of hackers:
If you have accounts with either of these websites make sure you change your password right away.