Myspace Confirms Hack of User Data

The Myspace login page
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The Myspace login page.

The company says 'Peace,' a Russian hacker, was behind the breach.

"Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, we became aware that stolen Myspace user login data was being made available in an online hacker forum. The data stolen included user login data from a portion of accounts that were created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform," the company wrote today on its blog. Myspace has invalidated all passwords prior to that June 11, 2013 date.

The company says a Russian hacker who goes by the handle Peace is suspected to be behind the breach, the same suspected of leaking 117 million LinkedIn passwords earlier this month. Speaking to Motherboard, the hacker said that LinkedIn data originated from a hack in 2012.

Those who suspect they may have been affected can search cross-reference their information to the leaked databases at "Have I Been Pwned?" (The 55th most-popular password in the Myspace hack: 50cent.)


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