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Myspace top breached website in 2016

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By Natalie Mortimer | N/A

February 12, 2017 | 2 min read

The social media site of yesteryear, Myspace, is topping headlines once again after a report by Forrester revealed it was the most breached website in 2016.

As many as 427 million customer records were stolen by hackers last year, usurping ecommerce giant Alibaba with 99 million records stolen. Forrester excluded Yahoo's breach as figures could not be confirmed.

The report said that 75 percent of customer records stolen belonged to just five incidents, according to CSO.

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Myspace top breached website in 2016

Data taken from Myspace included usernames, passwords and email addresses from the platform prior to June 2013, when the site was relaunched with stronger security.

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