On Monday, 6.5 million Linkedin account passwords were posted on a Russian online forum, leading the company to investigate the security breach. Experts suggest changing passwords to such accounts immediately.
FOX19's Cory Stark talked with an Internet security expert from the FBI to find out how Internet users can prevent from being a victim.
Supervisory Special Agent Robert E. White II says:
1) Have different passwords for different Internet accounts.
2) Install anti-virus software and firewalls on your home computer
3) Don't use free Wi-Fi hot spots at places like coffee shops and the airport.
"When you connect to the Internet, it's not you looking at the Internet, it's the Internet looking at you,," said White. "When you join that network, you're joining with everyone else in there."