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+ - Yahoo! Mail Compromised - Users Urged to Change Passwords Immediately-> 1

Submitted by MAXOMENOS
MAXOMENOS (9802) writes "Today Yahoo! announced via their Tumblr page that Yahoo! Mail was hacked, and advised their users to change their passwords immediately. Quoting:

Based on our current findings, the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise. We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems. Our ongoing investigation shows that malicious computer software used the list of usernames and passwords to access Yahoo Mail accounts. The information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts’ most recent sent emails.

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Yahoo! Mail Compromised - Users Urged to Change Passwords Immediately

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  • Yahoo says "Based on our current findings, the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise. We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems."

    But I've never entered my yahoo password anywhere but yahoo. What's my password, or its hash, doing in a "third party database?"

    Sounds like bullshit to me.

    cw

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