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Account "Hacks": Why do they happen & What you can do?

8bitghost

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Sorry for the double post, but...

  • Yahoo.com: Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users. 200 million accounts went up for sale on the dark web in August. That probably explains why Yahoo forced a password reset months ago. But if you use the same email/password combo elsewhere, update your info.
 

magawolaz

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Jesus, Yahoo. I made an account there for Flickr, but luckily I already had the password managed by LastPass and 2-step verification enabled.


EDIT: Last.Fm too? ._. LastPass shows I have a random password, but who knows when I changed it?
 

Sky87

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Last.FM was hit.

''In March 2012, the music website Last.fm was hacked and 43 million user accounts were exposed. Whilst Last.fm knew of an incident back in 2012, the scale of the hack was not known until the data was released publicly in September 2016. The breach included 37 million unique email addresses, usernames and passwords stored as unsalted MD5 hashes.

Compromised data: Email addresses, Passwords, Usernames, Website activity''

https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites#Lastfm
 

Volotaire

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Last.FM was hit.

''In March 2012, the music website Last.fm was hacked and 43 million user accounts were exposed. Whilst Last.fm knew of an incident back in 2012, the scale of the hack was not known until the data was released publicly in September 2016. The breach included 37 million unique email addresses, usernames and passwords stored as unsalted MD5 hashes.

Compromised data: Email addresses, Passwords, Usernames, Website activity''

https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites#Lastfm

Disgusting if they did not reveal details of the hack to the public in 2012.
 

ps3ud0

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FFS Last.FM, man I think I might have to just get a google email account and start using unique sub-email addresses on top of unique passwords. Just cant seem to trust any company with basic information storage/security...

ps3ud0 8)