The Best Tweets in Response to LinkedIn's Password Leak

LinkedIn leaked about 6.5 million of its users' passwords, many of whom have taken them to task for it on Twitter

LinkedIn stole the spotlight from World IPv6 Day today, but it didn't intend to. In addition to hearing privacy complaints about a seemingly unnecessary data-gathering feature on its iOS app, LinkedIn is scrambling to find out what happened to the 6.5 million encrypted user passwords it has reportedly leaked.

(image via Twitter user @ahuj9)

So while everyone was frantically scrambling to change their passwords, others took to the social media sites that didn't leak their information to complain about the one that did.

Warning: LinkedIn was hacked. Be on the lookout for spam emails that are slightly different than the spam emails LinkedIn usually sends.

— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) June 6, 2012

If you use LinkedIn I feel bad for you son, I got 6.5 million passwords and yours is one

— Elliott Kember (@elliottkember) June 6, 2012

Most boring leak ever. The opposite of WikiLeaks. RT @mashable: 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Leaked on.mash.to/MEYDD5

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 6, 2012

Someone's hacked my LinkedIn account! They've made it look as if I've spent 6 years going around in circles, and never really achieving oh.

— Matt Lees (@Jam_sponge) June 6, 2012

Don't think of it as a password leak.Think of it as "Involuntary Bonus Networking".thenextweb.com/socialmedia/20…

— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) June 6, 2012

Oh dear, LinkedIn password leak. Does this mean I'm going to get lots of unwanted spammy emails from them now OH WAIT.

— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) June 6, 2012

LinkedIn account passwords linked. Literally millions of resumes at risk of being updated for the first time in years.

— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 6, 2012

More on the LinkedIn data leak, and the professional networking site in general, if you haven't deleted your account:

How to determine if your LinkedIn password has been compromised

LinkedIn confirms breach, urges members to change compromised passwords

LinkedIn investigating compromised passwords

10 LinkedIn Tips to Boost Your Job Search

10 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn

Retelling a Password Nightmare in the Wake of the LinkedIn Password Leak

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