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43 million Last.fm records compromised in 2012

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    In March of 2012, Last.fm issued a warning to users, encouraging them to change their passwords, after the music service learned of the existence of leaked account records. Turns out, the leak was 43 million records large, and four years later they've surfaced in the public.

    On Thursday, LeakedSource added 43,570,999 records to their database, after someone sent them the Last.fm collection. In 2012, the music service admitted the account passwords were unsalted and hashed via MD5, something LeakedSource confirmed after adding the records to their service.

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