Does Last.fm and eHarmony passwords stolen?

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Hey, Anyone have information about the stolen password information about Last.fm and eHarmony ? When these passwords are stolen ? Is it true these passwords are stolen?

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Does Last.fm and eHarmony passwords stolen?

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Yes, it is true that millions of user passwords had been stolen a few days ago from the websites: Last.fm, eHarmony and LinkedIn. It seems like a big group of Intruders modified the accounts of the users. The created breach can be used by many intruders that know how to operate with these kind of weaknesses. The list of broken passwords does not include the usernames, but it's probable that the intruder has access to this information. If you use one or more of these sites it is a good idea to change your password on any other site that has the same password. 

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Does Last.fm and eHarmony passwords stolen?

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There have been many security breaches happened during those times. According to eHarmony and Last.fm, some of their user passwords have been stolen. But before this incident happened, another online company confirmed a security breach and it is LinkedIn. I’m not sure if the hacking on the 3 websites is related because these 3 don’t have the same business.

eHarmony is a dating service based in Santa Monica, California while Last.fm is a London-based music site. LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals. According to a post made by Last.fm on their website in 2012, they are investigating the leak of several user passwords. Because of the issue, they already asked their users to change their passwords.

Meanwhile, according to eHarmony, they already reset the passwords of the users who are affected. They said that only a small portion of their user database was affected. Last.fm has almost 40 million users and Luke Fredberg, director of international corporate communications for owner CBS in London, said they will be updating their users regarding the status of the breach via its Twitter account.

According to a report by Eduard Kovacs, the hacking on Last.fm likely happened more than a year ago after they had reported the incident and there are probably around 17 million passwords involved.

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