Hack Brief: A Myspace Security Flaw Let Anyone Take Over Any Account, No Biggie

WIRED Security

19-07-2017 • 5 mins

Remember when Myspace suffered one of the largest user data breaches ever? Around 360 million accounts were compromised in June 2013, but Myspace said in 2016 when it disclosed the incident that it was taking action to shore up its security. Which would be great, except that it turns out anyone could have taken over any Myspace account if they had the account owner’s listed name, username, and birthday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices