Security

The 18 most frightening data breaches

Myspace (2016)

In May 2016, once-popular social networking site Myspace announced that it was the victim of one of the largest data breaches in history. Over 360 million accounts were compromised, including the email addresses and passwords of past users. It is not known when the initial breach occurred.

Singer Justin Timberlake purchased an undisclosed stake in Myspace in 2011. The site was sold to Time Inc. in early 2016.

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About Fox Van Allen

Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, inclu...

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