It seems that password hacks are the new hot trend gripping the internet. Following password hacks on websites such as LinkedIn and eHarmony in the past few days, music scrobbler/recommendation site Last.fm warned on its site today that they are investigating reports that an unspecified number of passwords may have been “leaked.”
The company posted a note on their site today, stating “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 also noted they take users’ privacy “very seriously” and that they’d be posting updates on their Twitter account.
Reports indicated yesterday that more than 6 million passwords have been hacked from LinkedIn, and over 1.5 million users from eHarmony’s 20-million-user base have had their passwords hacked.