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First LinkedIn (s LNKD), then eHarmony, and now possibly Last.fm. As the number of sites falling victim to password hackers continues to grow, the questions are flooding in: are these incidents all connected? And, perhaps more importantly, who’s next?

On Thursday, the CBS-owned (s CBS), London-headquartered music site told users that it was investigating a potential password leak — and that while evidence of what had been published and how it may have been obtained was not entirely clear, it wanted to take the precaution of getting users to change their details.

Here’s the announcement:

We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm 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.
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We’re sorry for the inconvenience around changing your password; Last.fm takes your…

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