It seems as though every day brings news of yet another breach and it is tempting to think so what. However there are real costs associated with data breaches. Apart from you having to take the time to change your password (are you using a password manager?), the companies that have been breached are having to spend time investigating and taking action to minimise the damage. This costs real money.
LinkedIn's Lynda.com, an online learning service, has begun notifying users about a data breach of its database which is affecting 55,000 Lynda.com users. LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com for US$1.5 billion in 2015, and the company recently joined Microsoft as part of its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.