Your Mirror Selfies Live Again: MySpace Was Hacked

Posted: May 31 2016, 12:15pm CDT | by , in Latest Business News


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Your Mirror Selfies Live Again: MySpace was Hacked
Credit: Time Inc

Time Inc may have only acquired a few months ago, but there are already things going wrong on all levels. One of the original social networks announced that they have been a target of a hack. The company announced in a press release (just before Memorial Day weekend so that it would be hidden) that notified someone was trying to sell Myspace usernames, passwords, email addresses, and other information that was registered before June 2013.

So in other words, it might be a way to get your account back.

Time Inc. has said how many accounts were compromised, but some blogs believe that it could have been as many as 360 million records.

Myspace is already alerting those that have been affected if anyone still has the email address that they used with Myspace, and they have also alerted authorities to help them find who may be responsible.

"As part of the major site re-launch in the summer of 2013, Myspace took significant steps to strengthen account security. The compromised data is related to the period before those measures were implemented," says Myspace in a blog post. "We are currently utilizing advanced protocols including double salted hashes (random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that "hashes" a password or passphrase) to store passwords."

Even though most people don't use Myspace, it was still a snapshot of who you were and that includes personal information. If you reuse passwords, now might be the time to change them up as well.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/46" rel="author">Noel Diem</a>
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