Nearly 55k of LinkedIn's accounts hacked

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LinkedIn's training site experienced a database data breach that compromised the passwords of almost 55,000 user accounts, reports Engadget. immediately informed its 9.5 million users of the breach. The site claims that although users' passwords were "cryptographically salted and hashed," it's reset all users' login information.

In a statement, said in a statement that the company has "no evidence that any of this data has been made publicly available and we have taken additional steps to secure accounts," according to

LinkedIn purchased in a $1.5 billion deal in April 2015. In June 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in a deal valued at $26.2 billion.

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