Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is sending emails to users about a data breach

Neowin reports:

LinkedIn has begun informing users of a data breach, emailing customers to say that “an unauthorized third party breached a database that included some of your learning data, such as contact information and courses viewed.”

The company says that there is no evidence to support the thought that passwords were included in this data, and it is simply notifying users out of caution. In fact, the email doesn’t even tell the user to change their password.

LinkedIn provided the following statement to Neowin:

We recently became aware that an unauthorized third party ​accessed a database that included ​user data. As a precautionary measure, we reset passwords for the less than 55,000 users affected and are notifying them of the issue. We’re also working to notify approximately 9.5 million users who had learner data, but no password information, in the database. We have no evidence that any of this data has been made publicly available and we have taken additional steps to secure accounts.

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  1. Patel Nisha - December 19, 2016

    It’s becoming a joke with the number of companies (Yahoo too) reporting data breeches. At this rate, we might as well set our password to “12345” because these companies are unable to keep our data safe!

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