Yet another major site gets hacked?
Just after the recent leak involving large sites such as LinkedIn and eHarmony, now Last.fm is asking users to change their passwords immediately!!
In the light of the recent LinkedIn and eHarmony massive password leak, another major site is having a 'security issue'.
Last.fm is asking users to change their passwords immediately.
Here's their official statement:Last.fm is today disclosing that it too has suffered a security breach that has led to "the leak of some Last.fm user passwords." The note from the company doesn't go into any more depth than that, with a related tweet adding that a security issue is being investigated and advising that, as a precaution, all users should log in and change their passwords.
Last.fm Password Security Update
7th June 2012
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.
- Please log in to Last.fm and change your password on the settings page
- If you can’t remember your password you can reset it without logging in
We will never email you a direct link to update your settings or ask for your password.
We strongly recommend that your new Last.fm password is different to the password you use on other services. For more advice on choosing a solid password we recommend: http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/o...ety/passwords/
We’re sorry for the inconvenience around changing your password; Last.fm takes your privacy very seriously. We’ll be posting updates in our forums and via our Twitter account (@lastfm) as we get to the bottom of this.
The Last.fm Team
So, we have to stay tuned at their Twitter account for more updates. And don't forget to follow the above indications if you have an account in there.
Really bad online security measures by these companies or what?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Last.fm password leak (via) TheVerge
NEWS SOURCE #2: Password Security (via) Last.fm
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!