Myspace Hack Should Make You Change Your Passwords

Myspace, the former social media giant before Facebook and Twitter, is under attack. Many of us have forgotten that Myspace even exists and have abandoned our old accounts without deleting them.

This means even if you haven’t logged into Myspace in years, your old account could still be vulnerable.

A hacker, known by the name of “Peace” has stolen username and password information from what could be more than 360 million accounts. This makes it one of the largest leaks in history. Myspace believes this hacker is also responsible for the recent hacks of Tumblr and LinkedIn.

“Email addresses, Myspace usernames, and Myspace passwords for the affected Myspace accounts created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform are at risk,” according to Myspace.

It was just last week that the website made the discovery that user login data were up for sale in an “online hacker forum.”
While the hack doesn’t appear to contain any financial data, it’s still very serious.

If you use the same username and password combo on any other sites today as you did for Myspace years ago, you’re at risk. You should probably change any password you’ve been using for a long time across multiple services.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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