Netimperative: Tumblr and MySpace passwords hit by “mega breach”

June 1 — Tumblr and MySpace passwords hit by “mega breach”

Hundreds of millions of hacked account details from social networks MySpace and Tumblr have been advertised for sale online. With comments/analysis from director, Lisa Baergen, of NuData Security.

The incident comes the same month it emerged that a four-year-old database containing more than 167 million LinkedIn IDs had been traded online.

Tumblr initially announced on 12 May that its security had been compromised in 2013, but would not say how many users were affected.

Now a report by data breach awareness site Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) claims that 65,469,298 email addresses and passwords were stolen.

Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security, commenting on the breaches: “I sound like a broken record; but here we are again. Just as consumers start to feel secure, news of yet another breach hits the wire. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that you have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “WHEN”…

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