MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The online professional networking website, LinkedIn, is investigating reports that it was hacked. A message on its Twitter account early Wednesday confirmed, "Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords. Stay tuned for more." The alert was raised by Norwegian IT publication Dagens.it which reported that a Russian hacker website posted some 6.5 million encrypted passwords on its forum thought to have come from LinkedIn. The hackers apparently wanted get help cracking the encrypted passwords.
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