Friday, July 13, 2012

450k Yahoo Accounts Compromised

Yahoo confirmed that up to 450,000 accounts had been compromised after an "old file" from the Yahoo Contributor Network was leaked. While users are being told to change their passwords, Yahoo said that only a fraction were valid passwords. Technological sites identified the hackers as D33D, a little-known network. The group was quoted as saying it hoped the network took this as "a wake-up call." Other sources noted it was alarming that Yahoo had chosen not to encrypt the file.

Users whose accounts have been compromised were to be contacted by the company and have their passwords changed.

© C Harris Lynn, 2012

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