Hacker Steals Millions of Accounts from Internet Radio Service 8tracks
Joseph Cox reports:
Millions of accounts for internet radio service 8tracks are being traded on the digital underground, judging by a set of stolen user details obtained by Motherboard.
8tracks is cross between a social network and an internet radio site, allowing users to stream custom playlists. The site offers both free and paid accounts which only for ad-free listening.
Motherboard obtained a dataset of around 6 million 8track usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. For-profit breach notification site LeakBase provided Motherboard with the data, and claims that the full dataset comprises of around 18 million accounts. The passwords appear to be hashed with the SHA1 algorithm, meaning hackers may be able to crack the hashes and obtain some of the original passwords.
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