Skip to comments.Yahoo confirms theft of 450,000 users' passwords
Posted on 07/12/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Some 450,000 Yahoo users' email addresses and passwords have been leaked because of a security breach, the company confirmed Thursday, adding that just a small fraction of the stolen passwords were valid.
The company said in a statement that an "old file" from the Yahoo Contributor Network was compromised Wednesday. Among the stolen emails and passwords were many from Yahoo's own email service along with those of other companies. The Yahoo Contributor Network is a content-sharing platform.
Yahoo said it is fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure, changing the passwords of affected Yahoo users, and notifying other companies whose users' accounts may have been compromised.
"We apologize to all affected users," the company statement said.
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Expect phishing attacks asking you to change your Yahoo password.
One morning we'll wake up and find out what they're doing with all the seemingly useless data they've stolen.
And all the so-called experts will say “We never saw this coming.”
Got off Yahoo a long time ago. Exactly for this reason.
This should effect all AT&T accounts since they use Yahoo for their email management
Unencrypted passwords? A site that lets external SQL commands through unfiltered? Who the hell do these yahoos have in charge of security? (I'd say a monkey, but I think a monkey would do a better job.)
Sorry, but that redundancy made me laugh. Guess this is what they get for cooperating with the Chicoms, eh.
Who the hell do these yahoos have in charge of security?