Recode is reporting that LinkedIn is changing its security policies in the wake of the revelation that a user named “Bob” created a fake account in order to access LinkedIn’s site.
This account was then hacked to access user information and LinkedIn’s own internal database of users and company data.
LinkedIn did not respond to Recode’s request for comment.
According to Recodes report, the changes will take effect today and will not affect the way people can access the site.
As Recode notes, “LinkedIn is still committed to safeguarding our users’ information.”
The news follows the news earlier this month that LinkedIn was working on a new data security standard that would be a much stricter security standard than the one already in place.
That new standard would require companies to encrypt their internal data.
In a statement, a LinkedIn spokesperson said that the company is working on changes to the way it protects user data and will provide a more detailed statement at a later date.
LinkedIn has faced criticism over the past year for failing to adequately safeguard user data from hackers and cyber criminals.
In July, a data breach at LinkedIn revealed that hackers had breached more than 50 million LinkedIn users’ accounts.
LinkedIn said that it was investigating the breach and working to address any concerns it may have raised.