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Leak comes just days after LinkedIn password breach

Last.fm: The latest website to suffer a password leak

UK-based music website Last.fm is investigating a password breach just days after LinkedIn revealed over six million of its users’ passwords were leaked.

Graham Cluley, security expert at Sophos, spoke to the BBC about the possibilty that the sites could have shared the same vulnerability.

"Can it be coincidence? It seems unlikely to me. There’s a mystery in the middle of the LinkedIn breach about how they got the data. You have to worry there’s a common vulnerability.”

Last.fm is alerting its users to the security breach by placing a banner along the top of its website, urging users to change their password.

The site released a statement yesterday saying: “We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords. This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online. As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately.”

The company will be posting updates on the security breach on the site’s forums and twitter account.

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