Do you have a LinkedIn account?
Change your password immediately.
Beware of phishing scams.
Don’t click on links purporting to come from LinkedIn.
Citadel has received many phone calls and emails concerning the “LinkedIn breach.” LinkedIn has confirmed a password breach has occurred and plans to send an email to customers on how to reset their passwords – the email will NOT contain any links.
Security researchers are already seeing phishing attacks pretending to come from LinkedIn that contain links to sites that will steal your credentials and may also attempt to install a keystroke logging Trojan horse on your computer. Be very cautious of emails looking like they came from LinkedIn that contain links or attachments.
If you don’t know how to change your password, follow these steps:
To change your LinkedIn.com password:
- Click on ‘Settings’ in the top right of your LinkedIn homepage under your name
- Click on the ‘Change’ link next to ‘Password’ under your photo and/or name
- You will be asked to enter your current LinkedIn password and will then be allowed to set a new one
Please remember to always use a strong password! It should be at least 12 characters long and contains a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
Also, keep in mind, if you use the same password for your LinkedIn account for other websites, like Facebook, Twitter, webmail, etc. you should change these password(s), as well.
Please forward this to your clients, colleagues, friends and family members strongly suggesting they change their passwords. Let’s get the word out as fast as possible.