It seems we have one more heavy-weight attendee to the password-leaking party. One day after confirmations of 1.5 million passwords leaked from eHarmony and additional 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn, the music website Last.fm joins the leaking party.
The organization of the Britain-based website confirmed late Thursday (June 7th) they were investigating claims of a hacker who said to have gotten access to a list of Last.fm password. The hacker in question, believed to be the same behind the LinkedIn and eHarmony attacks, did not reveal how many Last.fm passwords were leaked.
The staff of Last.fm informs users that only a "small fraction" of the site's 40 million userbase was affected by the attacks, but even so, they recommend every user to change their passwords immediately to avoid any damage to their accounts.