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MySpace hacking might be the biggest data breach yet

If you were a registered MySpace user before 2013, your account might be one of the 360 million compromised.

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MySpace got an update in 2013.


Time Inc., owner of MySpace, confirmed Tuesday that the once-popular social media site was hacked.

The leaked database contained about 360 million accounts with 427 million passwords, according to a Motherboard report. Those numbers would make this one of the biggest hacks to date. For comparison, LinkedIn's big breach exposed over 100 million accounts and Tumblr's recent hack compromised 65 million passwords.

Even if you don't use MySpace today (who does?), if you were a registered user before 2013, your information may have been compromised. Assuming you've strengthened your passwords since then and didn't post your Social Security number on your "About Me" section, you may be OK.

However, the disturbing trend of data breaches is as unsettling as ever. Have I Been Pwned? is a useful resource for checking on your accounts, however the website hasn't been updated to included the MySpace breach yet.

Responding to a request for comment, MySpace said the hack is an "ongoing investigation" and sent CNET a link to the official MySpace blog post about the incident.