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360 million accounts hacked on popular social media site

360 million accounts hacked on popular social media site
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Anybody else remember that one social networking site that we all thought was going to take over the world until Facebook came along?

Well here's a throwback for you, we're talking about Myspace. A lot of you might be thinking the same thing: that's still around? Well yes, Myspace didn't go anywhere, we all just moved on to a more uniformly designed social network that brought us closer together. At least that's what Facebook set out to do, and they nailed it.

But what's happening with Myspace right now is hackers are seeing it as an abandoned information collecting playground. Yesterday, we brought you news about the 65.4 million Tumblr users whose profiles were sold on the Dark Web. If you missed the story, click here to see the details. Allegedly, that same group hacked 360.3 million Myspace accounts' usernames, passwords and email addresses.

If you opened a Myspace account prior to June 11, 2013, the company stated that it "invalidated" all user accounts that were created before this date. Nevertheless, accounts opened since then could be affected and you need to take action immediately. We recommend that you go into your account and change your password.

Although MySpace might not grant hackers access to sensitive material such as your credit card information, access to your account could give thieves personal details useful in social engineering. These login details could directly access more profitable accounts, a distinct possibility given many users’ propensity to reuse passwords.

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