Passwords leaked?

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Sweden's biggest TV network SVT has set up a website, letting people check if the password for their e-mail address has been leaked online. It also sends an e-mail letting you know which sites it has leaked from and Last.fm was listed as one of them when I tried it Are you aware of this and is something being done about it?

This is the website they've set up: https://dold.svt.se

And this is a news article about the leak (In Swedish): http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/tio-miljoner-svenska-kontons-losenord-ute-pa-natet
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Dennis Alexis Hellström

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  • worried.

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Matti81

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I checked my mail adress, this is what i got:

Ditt lösenord kan ha läckt i samband med två databasintrång. Detta är de läckor vi har hittat ditt konto i:

    lastfm.com (tillsammans med 38 884 890 andra konton)
    lastfm.com (tillsammans med 38 884 890 andra konton)


Wth?
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Dennis Alexis Hellström

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Quite scary. I hope Last.fm looks into this. SVT just posted another article about a poletician getting his password leaked: http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/gustav-fridolins-losenord-lackt-pa-natet
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Dennis Alexis Hellström

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According to the e-mail almost 39 000 000 Last.fm accounts have been exposed. In my e-mail (that I got after checking my e-mail address on that site) four other sites were listed besides Last.fm, for example Dropbox and Tumblr.
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Hopefully it is the leak that occurred in 2012, and not a new one. See https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/last-fm-accounts-leaked-43-million-users-exposed

According to DN most of leaks reported by SVT are pretty old: http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/de-flesta-uppgifter-ar-flera-ar-gamla/

But let's wait for an official statement from Last.fm.
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Dennis Alexis Hellström

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That's good news then! I changed mine just in case though. :)
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Official Response
We believe this is connected to a security incident that happened in early 2012.  When it first came to our attention, Last.fm responded by implementing a number of key security changes around how and where user data is stored and advised all registered users to change their passwords.  

For more information on this, please read the following announcements: 

 http://blog.last.fm/2012/06/08/an-update-on-lastfm-password-security
http://www.last.fm/passwordsecurity

On behalf of Last.fm, we apologise for any concern or inconvenience this has caused you.  Please be assured that we would never give or sell your email address to third parties without your explicit consent for a specific purpose.  For more information, you can find Last.fm's privacy policy here: http://www.last.fm/legal/privacy

Should you wish to update your email address, password, or close your Last.fm account, you can do so via your account settings here: https://www.last.fm/settings/account

We take this abuse of our community very seriously and we appreciate your understanding and support as we work out what’s going on and put things right again.

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