Credentials from Breach Put Online

The latest giant password breach is “The contents of a March 2012 breach of the music tracking website have surfaced on the Internet, joining a collection of other recently leaked ‘mega-breaches’ from Tumblr, LinkedIn, and MySpace. The breach differs from the Tumblr breach, however, in that knew about the breach when it happened and informed users in June of 2012. But more than 43 million user accounts were exposed, including weakly encrypted passwords—96 percent of which were cracked within two hours by researchers associated with the data breach detection site LeakedSource.”

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