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May 18, 2013 at 02:51pm IST

Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million user IDs leaked: Report

Bangalore: Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday night it suspected that up to 22 million of its user IDs may have been "leaked" and it detected an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its web portal Yahoo Japan, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The leaked information does not include passwords and data necessary for identity verification to reset passwords, the agency said.

The company detected the access attempt at around 9 pm on Thursday, Kyodo reported.

Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million user IDs leaked: Report

The leaked information does not include passwords and data necessary for identity verification to reset passwords, said the report.

Yahoo Japan checked its system after severing access and found traces of an attempt to steal user IDs, according to Kyodo. Yahoo Inc has a 35 per cent stake in Yahoo Japan.

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