Music streaming site Last.fm are reporting today that they are investigating the leak of a number of user passwords and are advising all users to change their passwords as a precaution. This hack follows on from other sites such as LinkedIn and eHarmony, which also had user data compromised this week.
The company posted a note on their website last night, stating: “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.”
Last.fm also say they are taking their users privacy “very seriously”, and giving users advice on how to securely change their passwords. They will update the status of the leak via their user forums or through Twitter as info becomes available.
You can change your password by going to your account’s ‘Settings’ page, or by reporting the password as lost.