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The Leak Boat Publishes Passwords of up to 9,000 Hacked Spotify Accounts Online

A list reveals the username and password of over 6,400 Spotify accounts, all seemingly free users. Hacking group The Leak Boat promises this is part of a wider set of leaks that it calls the 'Lulzpocolypse', with details of several Wizard 101 accounts also published.

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Hacking group The Leak Boat released the details of up to 9,000 accounts on Monday in a Twitter announcement. The published list contains at least 6,400 usernames and from across the world, with many logins still working.

The Leak Boat is previously known for its release of various celebrity photographs, as well as user info from various websites. Earlier in the day, the team announced plans to start a “Lulzpocolyse”, later referring to it as a Leakpocolypse.

Shortly afterward, it dumped the passwords of 26 Wizard 101 accounts, an online, free to play browser game. In reference to the leaks, the account said the following:

https://twitter.com/SecTeamSix_/status/866876972839747584

Those on the list are advised to change their password immediately, as well as any other accounts that use those credentials. The details will quickly be passed around and tried with various other sites, so pay particular attention to those with the same username or email.

Spotify Compromise, or Brute-force Attack?

Though the first assumption may be to assume a fault with Spotify, that may not be the case. Attackers often try a brute-force attack, using an automated system to try thousands of different passphrases.

When combined with known usernames, this can be a very effective method when people have an insecure password. Looking at the list, many of them are short, easily guessable, and have minimal numbers. Now is a good time to review password practices for various accounts.

The Leak Boat has promised more to come, including the nude images of ten more celebrities. Confirmed to be among them is Kristanna Loken, star of Terminator 3. The account will allegedly reveal more at 600 followers.

You can check if your Spotify account is compromised here.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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