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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1395 Hackers stole over 43 million Last.fm accounts in 2012 breach
New details about a historical hack of music website Last.fm have come to light.

Last.fm, owned by CBS (which also owns ZDNet and sister website CNET), suffered a data breach in 2012, but details of the attack were not disclosed. Reports suggested the service had an estimated 40 million users at the time.

On Thursday, breach notification site LeakedSource, which obtained a copy of the database and posted details of the hack in a blog post, said more than 43.5 million accounts were stolen.
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#1395 Hackers stole over 43 million Last.fm accounts in 2012 breach
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