Yahoo Hacked, 450,000 Passwords Compromised
Yahoo has been seriously compromised. If you have an account, change your password NOW!
“(CNN) — Hackers posted online what they say is login information for more than 450,000 Yahoo users.
The hack, which of course was conducted anonymously, was meant to be a warning, according to the Web page where the documents were dumped.
‘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.’
The statement adds that the ‘subdomain and vulnerable parameters’ that were used to hack the site were not posted ‘to avoid further damage.’
The Web page where the data was dumped was offline for much of Thursday morning.
The accounts that were hacked appear to be those of users of Yahoo Voice, according to the Twitter feed of Web-security firm TrustedSec.
The service allows users to make online voice and video calls to other computers or, for a fee, telephones.
Perhaps due to the similarity of the names, some reports Thursday were saying it was users of Yahoo Voices who were affected.”