is the latest site to suffer a password breach

Updated on: 2012-06-08 || Source:

Music website is investigating the leak of "some" of its members' passwords, the UK-based company has said.

A message posted on the site's homepage advised all of its customers to "change their passwords immediately" as a precautionary measure.

The breach follows similar leaks at social network LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony. apologised, saying it took user privacy "very seriously".

It added: "We will never email you a direct link to update your settings or ask for your password.

"We strongly recommend that your new password is different to the password you use on other services."

'More to come?'

On Wednesday, business social network LinkedIn admitted that over six million of its users' passwords had been obtained and details posted online.

Graham Cluley, security expert at Sophos, told the BBC he worried 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.

"The fact is, the only people who know are the hackers and maybe the companies concerned, but they may be struggling to work out what's happened.

"Is this the end of the story, or is there more to come?"

He reiterated advice suggesting users have different passwords for different web services.

How to change your LinkedIn password
Screenshot Security experts have advised users to change their passwords on LinkedIn. Here's how: First, visit, and log in with your details


Blackphone 2 'privacy' Android handset revamped
Security firm Silent Circle has revamped its smartphone that helps people manage personal data.
Chinese smartphones mount massive web attack
More than 650,000 Chinese smartphones have been unwittingly enrolled in a massive attack that overwhelmed a web
Hilton investigates hack claims
The Hilton hotel group has said it is investigating claims its US shops and gift stores may be the source of
Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey
Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.


Sign up to received our free newsletter!
E-mail ID:


Views: 5364 Times
Title Bar Effect Typewriter (JavaScript) READ MORE
Views: 3005 Times
Google reacts to Apple's US patent victory over Samsung READ MORE
Views: 2906 Times
Indian Navy investigates cyber attack on military PCs READ MORE
Views: 6096 Times
SQL Injection Attack: What is it, and how to prevent it. READ MORE
Views: 7317 Times
Dreamweaver Horizontal Spry Menu Bar READ MORE

Home|IT News|Computer Tips|Video Tutorials|Download Softwares|Subjects|Contact Us
Copyright © 2019. Jumbo Education (Information Technology). All rights reserved.
Free counter and web stats

Large Visitor Globe