suffers password leak


CBSCBS Interactive Music Group’s began warning users 6/7 to change their passwords sooner, rather than later. It’s directing them to log on, change their passwords on the settings page, and “if you can’t remember your password, you can reset it without logging in.”

Said the website:

“ Password Security Update

7th June 2012

We are currently investigating the leak of some user passwords. This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online. As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately.

Please log in to and change your password on the settings page

If you can’t remember your password you can reset it without logging in

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. For more advice on choosing a solid password we recommend:

We’re sorry for the inconvenience around changing your password; takes your privacy very seriously. We’ll be posting updates in our forums and via our Twitter account (@lastfm) as we get to the bottom of this.

The Team”