LinkedIn Suffered From DNS Issues
Posted: June 21, 2013 by Maja Johnson
This Wednesday night, many LinkedIn users were unable to enter their LinkedIn accounts. The problem lasted for about an hour and anyone who tried to log in was redirected to a sales website.
The professional social network acknowledged the problem by sending out a tweet saying that the site had DNS issues. It turned out that the social site got DNS hijacked all traffic for about an hour got redirected to www.confluence-networks.com. Cookies from the user's browsers were captured by the third party and can be used to compromise LinkedIn profiles. The social network has had several issues with hackers the last couple of years. One year ago, a Russian hacker claimed to have hacked LinkedIn and uploaded 6,458,020 passwords as proof.
Besides the short message on Twitter, LinkedIn did not issue any other official statements concerning the DNS issue. We recommend updating your passwords and changing your information to keep your account safe.