Social Media Warrior Follows LinkedIn Hack With MySpace Hack

The hacker known as Peace, who Qntra reported was responsible for the leak of LinkedIn data, has announced he is now in possession of passwords and emails for more than 360 million MySpace users and will be selling access for the price of 6 Bitcoin. Although unclear when the data was originally obtained, it is believed to be from an old unreported breach from June 2013. MySpace, once the dominant social media site a decade ago has shifted it's focus to becoming a music network and was purchased by Time, Inc. in February of this year. MySpace attempted to sooth fears on it's blog stating "No user financial information was therefore involved in this incident; the only information exposed was users’ email address and Myspace username and password." although research shows password reuse across sites generally leads to further incidents. MySpace claims they have almost one billion registered users and 50 million unique visitors per month.

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