London: Some 4,50,000 Yahoo users' email addresses and passwords have been leaked because of a security breach, the company confirmed on 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 apologise to all affected users," the company statement said....more
06:08 AM, Jul 13, 2012
Singapore: A previously unknown hacker group has posted online the details of 4,50,000 user accounts and passwords it claims to have taken from a Yahoo server. The Ars Technica technology news website reported that the group, which calls itself D33DS Company, hacked into an unidentified subdomain of Yahoo's website where they retrieved unencrypted account details. A Yahoo spokesperson in Singapore declined to comment. The affected accounts appeared to belong to...
04:41 PM, Jul 12, 2012