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Last.fm Password Hack

Posted on June 7th, 2012 by

In what is now being called by some the Week of Leaks, another victim has been identified. Yesterday it was LinkedIn. Earlier this morning, it was eHarmony. Now Last.fm is dealing with a password breach.

This growing list of hacks brings up a number of questions that have no answer at this point: Who will be next in line? Has anyone identified the method these hackers are using to get into these sites? Do these sites have something in common that is facilitating these hacks? How long until this is fixed?

Obviously it’s time to change your password for all of these sites and any other sites where you have used the same password. And be aware of phishing attempts, as they have already begun circulating for the LinkedIn breach. It’s only a matter of time till phishing attempts for eHarmony and Last.fm start going around.