Yahoo Confirms Hack Resulting in Discolsure of Over 400
The published credentials to all appearances belong to Yahoo!'s VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service, Yahoo! Voices, which runs on Yahoo!'s instant messenger. But, D33ds did not reveal the service the credentials came from. The group said it wasn't disclosing that information because it wanted to avoid furthermore damage. What's more, according to a D33d's statement posted to PC World, the attack was supposed to be a wake up call, and not a threat.
A statement from Yahoo! claims that less than 5 percent of the accounts obtained by the group had valid passwords. The company said the hackers obtained the information via an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network containing in broad outline 450,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords. Yahoo! said it is taking immediate action, which will involve changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users, notifying companies whose user accounts may have been compromised, and, clearly, fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of the data in the first instance.
This is simply unacceptable. Thank God Google rules the Internet and not Yahoo; they to tell the truth care about security, and offer many measures to safeguard peoples' accounts.
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