Hackers infiltrated Time Inc.’s Myspace social network and published user data on an online forum shortly before Memorial Day weekend, the company said.
The data stolen include e-mail addresses, usernames and passwords for accounts created before June 11, 2013, on the old Myspace platform, according to a statement. The breach doesn’t affect any Time Inc. information or financial data, the publisher said.
Myspace is notifying affected users and working with law enforcement. In a blog posting, the social networking site said it believes the breach is attributed to Russian cyberhacker “Peace.”
“This same individual is responsible for other recent criminal attacks such as those on LinkedIn and Tumblr and has claimed on the paid hacker search engine LeakedSource that the data is from a past breach,” the company wrote in the post.