Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Why you should delete the online accounts you don’t use anymore — right now - The Washington Post

Also see Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet (TechCrunch)

"Despite falling out of vogue years ago, MySpace — that old precursor to Facebook — still has details on more user accounts than the United States has people. And now a hefty chunk of those account credentials has been leaked to the entire Internet, in a humbling reminder that the Matchbox Twenty-inspired username you probably made in high school is still worth a heck of a lot to companies and criminals.

As many as 360 million MySpace accounts turned up for sale Friday in a 33-gigabyte dump online, according to reports that were confirmed Monday by MySpace's parent, Time Inc.

The massive leak includes passwords, email addresses and usernames that were swiped from MySpace in a hack dating to June 2013, before MySpace made a site redesign that closed some security gaps."
Why you should delete the online accounts you don’t use anymore — right now - The Washington Post
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