You may have heard already that LinkedIn was hacked earlier and some of its members passwords were stolen. We don’t know how many members are at risk but if you can’t get into your LinkedIn account you may be one of them. Here is what you should expect from LinkedIn to reset your password if this is the case:
1. Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.2. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in these emails. For security reasons, you should never change your password on any website by following a link in an email.3. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords.
AND I’d like to add if you use the same password for other accounts, change those as well. Upon changing your password please update me with the new information.
Thanks so much and I hope you don’t have to follow these steps.