Why You Should Delete Your MySpace Page
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 01, 2016
Millions of MySpace account credentials have been leaked to the entire Internet, despite the fact that the majority of MySpace accounts are now dormant. The social network that fell out of popularity once Facebook came around is trying to warn users that the page that encapsulates their middle school years is still worth a lot to companies and criminals.
As many as 360 million MySpace accounts turned up for sale at the end of May in a 33-gigabyte dump online, according to reports that were confirmed by MySpace’s parent, Time Inc. The leak includes passwords, email addresses and usernames that were swiped from the site dating back to June 2013, before MySpace redesigned the site and closed some security gaps.
In a blog post, MySpace said they’ve disabled the affected passwords so that no one can use the leaked credentials to gain unauthorized access to accounts.
Similarly, the Yahoo-owned blogging site Tumblr has seen a data breach in May as well. It has been reported that 65 million accounts were affected. It has been reported that the Tumblr data breach only consisted of a list of emails.
The breach comes in the wake of the Linkedin data breach that emerged of a four-year database that contained more than 167 million account credentials.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.