Report: Hacker Claims To Upload 6.5M LinkedIn Passwords

Source: Douglas Stanglin / USA Today

A Russian hacker claims to have uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, The Verge reports.

LinkedIn in says in a tweet that “Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more.”

In a second tweet two hours later, the company says it is still unable to confirm if a security breach had occurred. LinkedIn referred repeated requests for comment to the company’s Twitter feed, the Associated Press reports.

In its report, The Verge, a technology-focused news publication, says the hacker claims to have uploaded 6,458,020 passwords.

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