Nearly 55k of LinkedIn's Lynda.com accounts hacked

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LinkedIn's training site Lynda.com experienced a database data breach that compromised the passwords of almost 55,000 user accounts, reports Engadget.

Lynda.com 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, Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com accounts," according to PCWorld.com.

LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com 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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