Post updated January 29th, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Looks like there is no site that is spared the wrath of the hacker as business networking site LinkedIn has confirmed that 6.5 million account details have been compromised. A user in a Russian forum has uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords but no usernames and people have already been reporting that they have found their real LinkedIN Passwords as hashes on the list laying any hopes for this to be a hoax to rest.
LinkedIN has confined that they have indeed been hacked and is investigating as we speak. However they have not been able to confirm any security breach. This is worrying as a growing number of users have found their passwords in the hashes. If you want to check if your password was cracked and shared, check out http://www.leakedin.org and type your password in. If you were compromised, a password change is in order.
(Source: The Verge)