How will the LinkedIn Hack Attack (Red Scare) affect Recruiters? Hint – Inmails..

LinkedIn Russian Hack Attack

Just in case you haven’t heard, Linkedin was “allegedly” hacked and 6.5 million user passwords were leaked and shared on a Russian hacker site. See Article http://www.businessinsider.com/linkedin-hacked-2012-6

How will LinkedIn Hack Attack hurt recruiters?
Other than the stock price dropping, my guess is that the inmail (LinkedIn’s email) acceptance rates along with friend request rates will drop significantly. Hopefully this will only be a short term side effect until LinkedIn makes some announcement on how they plan up upgrade security.
What About:
3rd Party LinkedIn Apps?
Linkedin Adverting click through rates?
Low Linkedin Group participation?
Job Posting Applicant flow?

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  1. recruiterlarry June 9, 2012