6/20/2012 - Tech experts dismayed by LinkedIn's lack of preparedness after breach
Social media website LinkedIn is launching a full-scale investigation to determine whether a security breach involving the exposure of its users' passwords was an isolated incident or if the issue runs deeper.
Jeffrey Carr, chief executive of security firm Tala Global, told Reuters he thinks the hack may turn out to be even more significant than initially projected.
"There is going to be more to come," Carr told the news source. "As long as they don’t know what happened here, there is a good chance that it is more widespread than originally thought."
Technology experts tell the news source that LinkedIn did not have sufficient cyber security systems in place, especially when considering its 160 million users.
The company's uneven handling of the breach has also caused issues. By not making every effort to ensure their users' personal data was protected, LinkedIn may have permanently compromised its reputation. The company may have been able to avoid that result it had immediately implemented an effective crisis communications plan.
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