Security experts: LinkedIn suffers data breach

BOSTON/NEW YORK - Computer security experts in the United States and Europe warned they have uncovered evidence that the social networking site LinkedIn has suffered a data breach that may have compromised the passwords of millions of users.
LinkedIn Corp said Wednesday via Twitter and on its blog that it was "unable to confirm" that a breach had occurred."Our security team continues to investigate," Vicente Silveira, an engineer with the social networking site, said on the LinkedIn blog.
It could take several days, or up to a week, for LinkedIn to confirm there was a breach and identify its source, said Mary Landesman, senior security researcher with a company known as Cloudmark that helps secure messaging systems.
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