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But check the proportions in April 09: This data feels too late when we think back to the 1:5 and 1:3 ratios for Yahoo and Hotmail versus Gmail.

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They're not clear about before then the incident occurred and indeed it could have been many years earlier (it seems like they had a major architecture change then which has allowed them to provide some context around the date).

Interesting side note: the My Space blog post specifically names "peace" - the seller on the dark market site - which is very unusual in an announcement like this, particularly given he may just be the seller and not the individual who actually hacked the system in the first place.

There are likely some interesting insights to take away from the passwords alone, but it's the email addresses that can help us actually date the thing.

When we look at the top 3 email address in the My Space breach by domain, we see an interesting distribution: What's up with Gmail?!

However, it wasn't losing and you could speculate that they could have been frozen in time in 2008 then hacked years later and the evidence would still point to the incident occurring 8 years ago.

It may be that the incident occurred after 2008, but I doubt it was much later as they were still getting registrations and they would have been very heavily Gmail biased by that time.

Now again, this is not to say that as of the end of 2008 My Space would have had 1.5 Hotmail accounts for every 1 Gmail account as they'd already had 6 years of accumulating Hotmail customers and only a couple of years of Gmail customers (at least since they went out of beta).

But the patterns do start to fit much better, most notably because Gmail is far enough out of beta to have tens of millions of people use it on My Space but not far enough along it's growth curve to come anywhere near the Hotmail and especially the Yahoo numbers.

The data is now searchable in Have I been pwned (yes, all 359,420,698 unique email addresses) and if you do find yourself in there and know when your account was created, drop a note in the comments below and we might be able to crowd source a more accurate picture of when this event occurred.

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