Last.fm latest to suffer password breach
Users asked to change passwords as links to earlier LinkedIn, eHarmony leaks go unconfirmed
TechLife | 08 Jun 2012 :
Music site Last.fm is investigating a security breach involving the leak of some user passwords, the site said Thursday. The admission is the third in two days, following similar news from social networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony on Wednesday.
Last.fm has advised all users to change their passwords as a precaution. While the site makes reference to the breaches involving the two other sites, it does not say whether it believes the hacks may be connected.
How many accounts are affected is not know: a Last.fm spokesperson only would say that it affects "a small fraction" of the site's 40 million users worldwide.
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