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Offline GhostShip

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With the recording industry parading this site as one that folks may wish to use it must come a a blow to them that user info has been breached for a major amount of accounts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7925455.stm

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The music streaming service Spotify has been targeted by hackers.
The Swedish company says people's personal details, including e-mail addresses, dates of birth and addresses, were all stolen.
Spotify has apologised for the security lapse and advised users who registered on the site before 19 December 2008 to change their passwords.
It is thought hackers gained access to user data at the end of 2008, although the security breach only came to light at the end of last week.

In a blog posting, the company explained how the hack actually took place.
"The information that may have been exposed when our protocols were compromised is the password hashes.


Its seems the penetration was months ago and the hackers themselves informed "spotify" of the event, it seems legal sites are fat juicy targets for hackers who want to show how simple it is to gather up personal information and perhaps try some of those passwords on other sites to gather yet further information.

To ensure this does not occur to you folks always use a seperate password at every site you have joined, dont end up like media defender's lazy employee who gave his own MD password away to a torrent site that he trying to sneak into.




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Re: Legal Music Site "Spotify" Hacked - "Only" 10,000 Accounts Affected !
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 10:21:15 am »
Snap - I posted that earlier under "User info stolen from music site"  :P

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Re: Legal Music Site "Spotify" Hacked - "Only" 10,000 Accounts Affected !
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 10:27:42 am »
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Nip here to comment further folks  :-D

https://forum.winmxworld.com/index.php?topic=7831.0.html

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