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Last.fm breach from 2012 affected 43 million users

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    Stolen data obtained from music site Last.fm back in 2012 has surfaced, and it looks like hackers made off with accounts belonging to more than 43 million users.

    That's according to LeakedSource, a repository for data breaches that obtained a copy of the stolen data. Included in the trove are users' names, email addresses and passwords secured with an aging hashing algorithm called MD5, LeakedSource reported in a blog post on Thursday.

    Last.fm hasn’t responded so far to a request for comment. The music service reported the breach four years ago and asked all its users to change their passwords immediately. It never made clear how many accounts were affected, however, or the hashing method it used to secure the passwords.

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