Last.fm security compromised

By on June 8, 2012

By Rae Hodge–

Last.fm joins LinkedIn and eHarmony in recent security compromises to social networking sites across the web. The music networking site began sending out emails on June 8, at approximately 4:00 PM to users, urging them to take action to avoid further security risks to their private information.

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.

Last.fm has not revealed how the compromises occurred, though speculation exists that a method known as brute-force cracking may have been used in both the Last.fm and LinkedIn data leaks. Users can follow password security updates through the Last.fm official site.

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