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Fling in 2011, Linked In in 2012, tumblr in 2013 and the mother of them all, My Space in, well, we don't quite know. Firstly, the only data in the breach is an incrementing ID (possibly an internal My Space identifier which would enable to date it), an email address, username and one or two passwords.
There's been no information forthcoming from anyone about when this breach actually occurred and there's no explicit indicators in the data dump either (sometimes there are timestamps on account creation or website activity). The passwords are stored as SHA1 hashes of the first 10 characters of the password converted to lowercase.
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.
What I really needed though was evidence of people who created accounts around this time frame, so I asked for some help yesterday: (Many people actually kept the original welcome email from My Space which proved enormously useful in this exercise.) All of this was pointing to the gut feel I had about the incident not occurring earlier than a 2008 time frame.
There are still 25M accounts in the My Space data so the incident certainly happened that early 2007 time frame (I recall there were a lot of people in the beta, but I doubt it was enough for 25M of them to have My Space accounts), but how much after?