After the major data breach suffered by LinkedIN that had quite a handful of passwords compromised, another website has suffered a hit. Last.fm has suffered a major data breach.
As per a post on their official website, Last.fm states, “We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords. This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online. As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately.”
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The music website that was founded in the United Kingdom has also listed a couple of pointers regarding what steps users should take to avoid any further complications. They state they should log in to Last.fm and change their password on the settings page and if one can’t remember their password, then they can reset it without logging in to their account.
The post by the Last.fm team further adds “We will never email you a direct link to update your settings or ask for your password. We strongly recommend that your new Last.fm password is different to the password you use on other services. For more advice on choosing a solid password we recommend (going to this link). We’re sorry for the inconvenience around changing your password; Last.fm takes your privacy very seriously. We’ll be posting updates in our forums and via our Twitter account (@lastfm) as we get to the bottom of this.”
The news of the data breach comes a day after LinkedIn confirmed that several of their user passwords were compromised. LinkedIn said it sent emails to members whose passwords were affected, explaining them how to reset them, since they were no longer valid on the site. It has more than 161 million members worldwide.
If any of you have an account with either of these sites, we recommend you change it immediately, no matter if it your account’s password has been leaked or not. With the current spate of data breaches one would actually have to sit back and wonder what the hacker’s motives are behind leaking the passwords of these sites.
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Publish date: June 8, 2012 9:56 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 10:28 pm