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Myspace Passwords Hack May Be the Biggest Data Breach Ever

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Myspace Passwords Hack May Be the Biggest Data Breach Ever

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 17:44, UTC.

 The recently revealed breach of former social media giant Myspace could quite possibly be the biggest data breach ever, with 427 million passwords reportedly stolen during 2013 hack. Hacked readers will know of the LinkedIn breach which saw over 164 million users’ credentials sold for a relative pittance at 5 bitcoins (approx. $2,600). Now, the same hacker who is hawking the LinkedIn user data has reportedly put up the records of 360 million data sets of emails and passwords of Myspace users. The figure is already in the ballpark of being one of the biggest data breaches ever. Motherboard, while…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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