Massive online password theft

MORE websites admitted security breaches overnight after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts warned of email scams targeting users of the social network.

Security experts were warning customers of the hacked websites to be alert for fake emails which purport to warn about the breach but are in fact attempts to steal personal data, a phenomenon known as "phishing."

The US dating website eHarmony and the British-based music site Last.fm said their user accounts were also compromised and urged members to change their passwords.

"We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords," the website blog said.

"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."

Read more at news.com.au



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