Hackers Force Yahoo Users To Change Passswords
According to security firm Sophos, a list of 453,491 emails and passwords were posted online by hacker group D33DS Company. The hack was meant to be a warning, according to the Web page where the documents were dumped. Yahoo confirmed on Thursday the hack of Yahoo Voices, part of its news service, saying "approximately 400,000" usernames and passwords were stolen. But in a written statement, the company said that less than 5% of the breached Yahoo accounts had valid passwords. Voices is an online publishing tool. Formerly known as Associated Content, it was acquired by Yahoo in 2010.
"We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat," a note on the page said. "There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly."
Posted by | Thu, Jul 12, 2012 - 12:39 PM