The same hacker who stole and was selling data of over 164 million LinkedIn users last week has now targeted MySpace, the social media’s key player. This time this hacker managed to steal around 360 million emails and passwords of users at MySpace. For now this is considered to be the largest password hack ever. However these stolen data has also been put up for sale over online.
“Once data gets traded a few times, eventually it will make its way to somebody who is not trustworthy to keep it a secret, and then it will spread like branches of a tree. Of the 360 million, 111,341,258 accounts had a username attached to it and 68,493,651 had a secondary password (some did not have a primary password)”, according to LeakedSource.
LeakedSource is a paid search engine that shows hacked data and identified which accounts have been hacked by the attackers. They have also identified that the data was sent to their team by a person using the nickname Tessa88 but still they cannot find the exact origin of this data breach.
Below is a list of top 15 most used passwords on MySpace along with top 15 email domains :
Image Source : LeakedSource
You may search for yourself in the leaked MySpace.com database by visiting their homepage. If your personal information appears in their copy of the MySpace database or in any other leaked database which is owned by them, you may contact MySpace and request to have it removed free of charge.