LinkedIn's Leaked Passwords
LinkedIn's claim to fame is being a sophisticated, business-savvy social networking platform, but that reputation was blemished this June when millions of its users' passwords were compromised.
According to reports, a Russian hacker stole more than 6 million passwords from the site, and even posted them online as a testament to his hacking skills. All affected users were asked to update their passwords and were issued an apology from LinkedIn.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our members. We take the security of our members very seriously," wrote LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira in a company blog post.